Gnome hint

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Jul 25 15:32:27 PDT 2009


This is mostly for the devs:

As you update packages that come from the gnome repo, there is typically
a major version in the directory string. It has been my experience that
once a package catches up to the actual Gnome version in this major string,
you can use the entity (&gnome-version;) instead of the hard-coded 2.26 or
whatever it is.

That makes it easier going forward with new versions of the package as once
it catches up, like I said, they usually then stay with the Gnome major
version. Then the URLs don't need to be updated at all.

-- 
Randy

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