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Offline bmarkus

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Add comments to .dep files
« on: October 10, 2012, 06:17:10 AM »
Would be good the possibilty to have comments in .dep files, for example lines starting with # It would make testing easier. Not a must have, but I would love it :)
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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 10:25:18 PM »
it seems that also would be nice to add comments to onboot.lst
although it is not such necessary as in case of dep-files
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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 09:07:26 AM »
Such a change would break existing systems.
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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 09:55:30 AM »
it can not break whole system
but only those extension(s) for which comments will be entered manually
i have long been use # to temporarily disabling extensions in onboot.lst
after that error is displayed and booting continues without commented extension(s)
but in the case of dep-files this would not involve disable tested dependencies
because loading of tested extension stops generally in this case
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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 10:32:11 AM »
Such a change would break existing systems.

Can be introduced now and used with locally edited files and use in repo with Core 5.x Just an idea
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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 02:13:52 PM »
Hi all,

I realize this is a very old thread but it perfectly fits my question and sounds like an unresolved topic.  My apologies if opening a new topic would have been better.

Has there been a method introduced since then which allows adding comment lines to a dep file?

thx
Billy

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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 10:45:10 PM »
No such method was introduced as far as I know.

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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 08:56:24 AM »
Why do you want that feature? There's .info file already.

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Re: Add comments to .dep files
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019, 09:45:20 AM »
Hi neonix
Why do you want that feature? There's .info file already.
If the load order of some extensions is important, you might want to add a comment in the  onboot.lst  file stating so.
It would be a simple way to selectively block certain extensions from loading when troubleshooting a problem, as opposed to
removing the names from the list and keeping track of what you removed.