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Old 01-07-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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A question about slackpkg update

I read the man page about using this, but I'm a little confused about something.

Will this update my kernel also? I don't want it to do that. What about other things I don't want 'changed', just security stuff and packages that won't screw up my setup as it is?

Is there a way to tell it to *not* update the kernel, etc? I saw on another post someone warned about this kind of thing and I really don't want to go through the trouble of a new kernel and fixing lilo to boot it and the rest of it.
Old 01-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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see /etc/slackpkg/blacklist.

I'll copy the present content here (just for reference)
# This is a blacklist file. Any packages listed here won't be
# upgraded, removed, or installed by slackpkg.
# The correct syntax is:
# To blacklist the package xorg-server-1.6.3-x86_64-1 the line will be:
# xorg-server
# DON'T put any space(s) before or after the package name or regexp.
# If you do this, the blacklist will NOT work.

# Automated upgrade of kernel packages aren't a good idea (and you need to
# run "lilo" after upgrade). If you think the same, uncomment the lines
# below 

# aaa_elflibs can't be updated.

# You can blacklist using regular expressions.
# Don't use *full* regex here, because all of the following 
# will be checked for the regex: series, name, version, arch, 
# build and fullname.
# This one will blacklist all SBo packages:
Old 01-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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Also, when you run

slackpkg upgrade-all
a ncurses box will come up with a list of the options for upgrade. You can deselect anything you do not want upgraded.
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Great! Thank you both!


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