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Old 05-23-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
Kenji Miyamoto
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Download New Packages Automatically?


In FreeBSD there's a pkg_add -r option, which downloads the package from the FTP site. Is there a way to do this with installpkg in Slackware?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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You can use tools like swaret, slapt-get etc, but they don't work exactly like pkg_add . Most of the automated tools are not included in the Slack distro by default so you will have to install them seperately.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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The closest there is to an officially approved auto-installer is the slackpkg program. It's in the extras folder in the Slackware tree, and I've been using it for a little bit now with some success.

The only caveat I can give you is to pick a fast, local mirror when you set it up, and to add all the kernel packages to the blacklist.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:19 AM   #4
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Originally posted by cavalier
The closest there is to an officially approved auto-installer is the slackpkg program. It's in the extras folder in the Slackware tree, and I've been using it for a little bit now with some success.

The only caveat I can give you is to pick a fast, local mirror when you set it up, and to add all the kernel packages to the blacklist.
If you add kernel modules to the blacklist also add alsa packages.

Note that this tools won't get packages not distributed with Slackware. Third party packages needs to be get separately (I think Swaret could get packages from Linuxpackages.net but not sure).
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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I can't speak for swaret, but slapt-get would, theoretically, work with other (linuxpackages) repositories.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:26 PM   #6
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I can't speak for swaret, but slapt-get would, theoretically, work with other (linuxpackages) repositories.
I can confirm that slapt-get does indeed work with linuxpackages and other places.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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I can't speak for swaret, but slapt-get would, theoretically, work with other (linuxpackages) repositories.
Swaret does as well.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:15 PM   #8
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Hello,

I have been using slapt-get for about two weeks now with two sources, a local mirror and linuxpackages.net mirror.

I have been running:

slapt-get --update -- Which updates the list of available packages
slapt-get --upgrade -- To install any upgrades to any packages (except kernel and alsa)

It has been working great ... updating all my packages either from slackware or linuxpackages.net. I also used it to upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 with out any problems.

Michael
 
  


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