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Old 02-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by zbreaker View Post
Another hearty endorsement for:

Keeping up with the changelogs and using slackpkg.
SlackBuilds & sbopkg.
AlienBob and Robby Workman's repositories.
Sourcecode and src2pkg if needed.

Meets my needs completely...your milage may vary.
Yep. The only third party applications that I trust are the ones I build using the build scripts from slackbuilds.org. The only pre-built packages that I use and trust are the ones created by Robby Workman and Eric Hameleers.

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Old 02-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by zbreaker View Post
Another hearty endorsement for:

Keeping up with the changelogs and using slackpkg.
SlackBuilds & sbopkg.
AlienBob and Robby Workman's repositories.
Sourcecode and src2pkg if needed.

Meets my needs completely...your milage may vary.
Agree 100%.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #18
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Hi,

I would add that a Slackware user should subscribe to the Slackware Linux Security list by contacting majordomo@slackware.com;

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excerpt from Slackware Linux Project Mailing Lists

We have several mailing lists, check the instructions for how to subscribe.

To subscribe to a mailing list, email:

majordomo@slackware.com.

with the phrase "subscribe [name of list]" in the body of the email. The list choices are described below (use one the names below for the name of the list).

slackware-announce <- name of list

The slackware-announce mailing list is for announcements of new versions, major updates and other general information. It is a low traffic, moderated list.

slackware-security <- name of list

The slackware-security mailing list is for announcements relating to security issues. Any exploits or other vulnerabilities pertaining to Slackware will get posted to this list.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 02:44 AM   #19
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I use a simple lftp script to update Slack. Before that, I have been using a hacker-ish complex Bash script that didn't really live up to the efficiency of how lftp does mirroring.

file slackupdate.sh:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

mkdir 13.0
echo ---

lftp -f slack.lftp

# This is how you can do something with a one-liner but I require serveral
# operations that cannot be performed in one line. At least that's what I think.
# lftp -c open -e "mput *" username:paddword@hostname

exit 0;


file: slack.lftp

Code:
open slackware.oregonstate.edu
mirror -e ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages ./13.0
quit
 
  


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