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here is my slapt-getrc file, just wanted someone to take a look at it to see if it is configured right. it works and all but if i am missing something i'd like to know, also if something can be added or taken away to make it better. thanks
also why would i exclude the kernel, alsa, glibc?
# See /usr/doc/slapt-get-0.9.10/example.slapt-getrc
# for example source entries and configuration hints.
if anything is gonna break your system on an upgrade, it's gonna be the kernel, alsa or glibc...so before you upgrade those, you should really read the changelogs so you know exactly what to expect...i've never had a problem with glibc, actually, but i did run into some problems with alsa so i have kernel and alsa blacklisted (excluded) on slackpkg, which is what i use, and upgrade them only when i know it's gonna be safe...but it's still a good idea to keep an eye on the changelogs so you're sure.
i'm not that familiar with slapt-get, so i don't know that you need that many mirrors...i use only one mirror with slackpkg...but that could just be slackpkg, i suppose.
Last edited by detpenguin; 07-24-2005 at 11:25 PM.
You will want to check that the Slackware mirror you are using is geographically close, or at least as close as possible, so that you get a good speed.
Second, I would personally take out the lines to the official Slackware source. The reason being is that it is slow painfully slow, you want to be sure slapt-get never uses it. A less trafficked mirror is a much better source.
The most serious fault I see is that you have no source for LinuxPackages.net. LinuxPackages has hundreds of packages for common and popular software programs, many many more than the official Slackware packages. Not only that, but slapt-get's dependency checking only works with unofficial Slackware packages like those from LinuxPackages.
So check out your sources for the official Slackware packages, and add a mirror for the unofficial Slackware packages from LinuxPackages, and you will be in good shape.