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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Slackware Source Repository - savan

From: Rudy Gevaert
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Slackware Source Repository -
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 05:22:01 -0400
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 08:04:38AM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Tais M. Hansen <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: gpl
> Other License: 
> Package: Slackware Source Repository
> System name: ssr
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> The purpose of this project is to ease various source package building for 
> Slackware Linux users. Today, users of Slackware are dependant on official 
> Slackware package releases, on the pre-built binaries on Linux Packages which 
> potentially could have been compromised in some way, or on their own skills 
> at configuring and building packages manually.

"Linux" is just a kernel of a more complex system
that we like to refer to as GNU/Linux, to emphasize
the ideals of the Free Software movement.

Would you mind changing references to Linux as an OS
to GNU/Linux?

For more information, see

> The project is basically a collection of makefiles crafted to help build and 
> install various packages on Slackware Linux systems, much like the Ports 
> system for BSD. It will automatically download sources, verify, extract, 
> patch, configure, build, package and install/uninstall/upgrade. It will also 
> check and follow package dependencies.
> Currently basic fetch, build and package functionality is working. About 15 
> source packages can now be downloaded from their respective mirrors and built 
> by issuing a simple make in the package repository directory. I.e. \"cd 
> ssr/repository/development/pwlib && make\", will fetch the pwlib source tar 
> ball, checksum, extract, configure, build and prepare for packaging. The 
> binary packages are made with Slackware\'s own packagetools, making it a 
> perfect companion for any Slackware Linux system.
> Basic makefiles and makefiles for the existing 15 sources are available via 
> email if needed (16kb).

Please e-mail it to me.


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