Package Details: slimlock-git

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: slim-git
Description: Stand-alone lightweight themable screen locker based on SLiM (git)
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: slim>=1.3.6, slimlock
Submitter: Cinelli
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: bidulock
Votes: 67
Popularity: 0.056168
First Submitted: 2012-12-19 04:30
Last Updated: 2015-12-15 18:15

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Latest Comments

bidulock commented on 2016-03-19 22:38

WorMzy's repo is more up to date and contains fixes for systemd installation needed by Arch.

thwald commented on 2016-03-19 22:28

you should use the official git repo:

WorMzy commented on 2014-06-18 06:43

I interpret that to mean that the tag and the revision should be easily discernible, which I feel is achieved by using underscores.

Incidentally, pacman treats periods and underscores the same way, i.e. they're interchangeable, so no epoch is needed for this change.

$ vercmp 1.1.1 1.1_1

In any case, I avoid using epoch on AUR packages, as I feel it encourages reliance on AUR helpers.

bidulock commented on 2014-06-17 23:03

Well, see the VCS PKGBUILD Guidelines on the wiki:

You should prefix the last component with an 'r' and use '.' between all components.

Also, when changing the numbering format for a package, you should bump the epoch= value in the PKGBUILD so as to avoid pacman treating the newer version as an outdated version.

WorMzy commented on 2014-06-17 11:40

I'd prefer not to. I felt that was confusing, and made it appear as though the commits (4) was part of the tag (1.3.6). Do you have any reasoning to support the use of periods over underscores, or is it just personal preference?

bidulock commented on 2014-06-17 11:33

Please change pkgver() in PKGBUILD back from:

echo $(git describe --tags) | sed -e 's:v::' -e 's:-:_:g'


echo $(git describe --tags) | sed -e 's:v::' -e 's:-:.:g'

Note the underscore vs. dot.

WorMzy commented on 2014-06-16 09:59

I hadn't noticed that. I've uploaded a mirror to github and pointed the PKGBUILD at it for now. If anyone knows of an active mirror/fork, please let me know and I'll update the PKGBUILD to use it.

maltem commented on 2014-06-10 12:44

Apparently the hosting site (Berlios) shut down its services in January 2014. Does anyone know if there's still an upstream maintainer?

WorMzy commented on 2013-10-28 23:45

I'm currently waiting for a response from the slim-git maintainer about me possibly taking over maintenance of his package and/or making slim-git a split package providing both slim-git and slimlock-git as separate packages (for people who want to keep their login manager and screenlocker separate, or only one one or the other). Please bear with me in the mean time.

For anyone interested, my split package PKGBUILD is available here:

I've been using it for several days without issue. If anyone wants to test it, please feel free.

erikw commented on 2013-10-22 17:21

Also, why not use the official up-to-date git repo?

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