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Re: elinks upgrade request

On Sun, 7 Jun 2020 at 17:32, nia <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 07, 2020 at 07:54:36PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> > The distfile is named elinks-current-0.13.tar.bz2 while the directory
> > inside the package is named elinks-0.13-20200607. I do not know how to
> > handle this in pkgsrc. I'm sure there must be a way. I just manually
> > repackaged it with name elinks-0.13 to work around this.
> >
> > Of course, checksums need an update.
> Ah, sorry, I misread your post. AFAIK, we cannot package this because
> the checksum will not be stable.
> I suspect elinks needs to make an actual release, otherwise it's hard
> to justify keeping it in pkgsrc proper. The current git checkout
> can go in wip if people really need it and don't find www/links
> good enough.

There should/could be an "elinks-current" or "elinks-unstable"
packages in wip, just to keep it separate from the stable one. (I
could try, but I cannot guarantee. Nothing I make on pkgsrc seems to
work lately.) I've checked on Repology; most Linus distros are already
tracking the 0.13.x version.

I used to use elinks ages ago. There are posts of mine circa 2006 on
the Debian mailing lists complaining about SSL errors, so this is not
a new issue.

Ottavio Caruso

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