using sbosrcarch as main source repo

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Re: using sbosrcarch as main source repo

Postby travis82 » 19. Mar 2017, 21:30

I bumped this thread to know is there a way to configure slapt-src so that it can download source files from secondary repositories? my students have problems to install sbo packages on slaix here and many packages still don't exist in extra.
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Re: using sbosrcarch as main source repo

Postby mimosa » 19. Mar 2017, 21:57

SBo has the links it has to source files, and some of them are out of date. That may be why compiled versions aren't available for those packages in our extra repository. The only way is to look around online and update the SlackBuild accordingly in each case. It isn't something that can be automated, and it isn't centralised - those source files are part of the applicable projects in each case.
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Re: using sbosrcarch as main source repo

Postby travis82 » 19. Mar 2017, 22:24

Thanks. As i mentioned in the first post, sbosrcarch can be used for this purpose. Sbotools has already done that by matching md-5 of source files with their counterparts in sbosrcarch. But it has its own drawbacks and is not always compatible with salix. It would be very helpful if users can use sbosrcarch as secondary repository for sbo packages in salix.
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Re: using sbosrcarch as main source repo

Postby DidierSpaier » 19. Mar 2017, 23:11

travis82 wrote:I bumped this thread to know is there a way to configure slapt-src so that it can download source files from secondary repositories? my students have problems to install sbo packages on slaix here and many packages still don't exist in extra.
As slapt-src just reads the provided URLs, I think that the way to go is the one that has been proposed by gapan: build a new PACKAGE.TXT replacing the download URLs by those from sbosrcarch, if available (see post dated 3. Déc 2015, 15:26).

I could try to do that in the coming days if no one else is faster.
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Re: using sbosrcarch as main source repo

Postby travis82 » 20. Mar 2017, 06:56

Many thanks Didier. I highly appreciate your work. However, I think sbosrcarch should not be used as default repo for source files as it lacks some few packages and some source files might be behind their current version in sbo. It's better to have it as an option so that users can choose it if downloading source files from main repo failed.
I have opened an issue for slpkg as well. But slpkg is not a good option for salix. Manually tracking dependencies and downloading source files is what I am doing on Slackware. But, that would be nightmare on salix and I want my students to focus on their thesis. That's why I have installed salix as a more ready to use slackware system on their machines.
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Re: using sbosrcarch as main source repo

Postby travis82 » 8. Apr 2017, 08:59

Fortunately we could temporarily solve the problem by installing l and d series of Slackware packages and using sbotools to install packages from SBo.
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