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Slackware “Clean Upgrade” (with pre- and post-installation tasks)

Posted 01-13-2013 at 10:14 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 01-13-2013 at 10:22 PM by Lufbery

Introduction

Slackware is perfectly usable from a fresh (full) installation with only two essential tasks to perform after the installation is complete:
  1. creating an initial RAM disk (using mkinitrd) so that one boots to the generic kernel, and
  2. creating at least one non-root user (using adduser).

Everything else — installing additional software, setting up e-mail, etcetera — is really personalizing and/or customizing to suit one’s own tastes and needs....
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Creating a patch . . .

Posted 05-28-2011 at 01:03 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

Hi all,

I thought I'd share a procedure for making patches that I learned.

Starting with information from a mailing list or newsgroup for a patch, copy the relevant information to a text file and give it a descriptive name with a .patch suffix.
  1. tar -xf file.tar.bz2
  2. mv file file.orig
  3. tar -xf file.tar.bz2
  4. cd file
  5. patch -Np1 ../file.patch # Applies patch from newsgroup or other source with offsets
  6. cd ..
  7. diff -Naur file.orig file > file.new.patch
...
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Keeping multi-lib Slackware64 up-to-date. . .

Posted 11-05-2010 at 10:00 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

Hi all,

I'm several months into maintaining Slackware64_13.1-multi-lib and I have a few observations.

The basic premise for applying security (and other) updates to Slackware is as follows:
  1. Get your security update notice via e-mail and then read the changelog. (Reading the changelog is a great idea because not all Slackware updates are security updates).
  2. Download the relevant packages from the /patches directory of your Slackware version's mirror (e.g.
...
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Build Notes for LFS 6.6 with Package Users -- Part 3

Posted 10-20-2010 at 03:01 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 11-07-2010 at 08:30 PM by Lufbery

Continued from part 2.

Shadow-4.1.4.2
Installation fails as indicated in the hint because of the international man pages. I decided to install them. After the installation failure: Change the foreign language man page directories to install groups as the root user, from /usr/share/man:

Code:
find /usr/share/man -type d -exec chgrp install '{}' \;
and

Code:
find /usr/share/man -type d -exec chmod g+w,o+t '{}' \;
...
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Build Notes for LFS 6.6 with Package Users -- Part 2

Posted 10-20-2010 at 02:58 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 11-07-2010 at 08:26 PM by Lufbery

Continued from part 1.

IV. Known Issues with LFS Packages

The package user scripts and wrappers install just fine according to the hints instructions during the proper spot in chapter 6.

Chapter 6.6
Create a dummy ldconfig so that installations won't abort due to lack of permission when running ldconfig:

Code:
cat > /usr/lib/pkgusr/ldconfig << "EOF"
#/bin/bash
echo '*** ldconfig: This is a dummy.
...
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