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Old 01-15-2014, 08:32 PM   #16
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Once you try Slackware you never go back. You might still distro hop and, even if you do it a lot, eventually you will go back to Slackware.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 06:00 AM   #17
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its nice to hear all the folks here waxing lyrically about Slack :-) although not everyone has the same flawless experience.......... it is taking me a lot of effort to get some things working as i think they ought to.

other distros... worked out of the box on the machine i use! lets have a balanced view here :-)


now then, i will admit this.... despite the effort, i quite like the Slack venture and hope to arrive where you folks are all at :-)

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Old 02-10-2014, 04:29 PM   #18
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OK, here is an isue with the 64-bit version of Slackware 14.1 ... in all previous 32 bit installations I have come to rely on the Slackupdate shell script from http://darklinux.net what this does is compared your installed packages /var/log/packages with the versions that are up on mirror sites and it downloads updated packages to /tmp/slackupdate/ so that [root] may install them. This does not work in the 64-bit version of Slackware 14.1 but does continue to work in the 32-bit version.

How do I work to insure that I have the latest versions of packages? Debian users have something called apt-get which I don't know much about but in reading about this it looks like it is used to install packages that you do not have in your installation, that's not what I am looking for. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-10-2014, 04:46 PM   #19
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The GNUinator, check up on slackpkg, nothing new here, has been in Slackware for ages.

Eric
 
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:56 AM   #20
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Smile SOLVED how to upgrade x86_64 packages in 14.1

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The GNUinator, check up on slackpkg, nothing new here, has been in Slackware for ages.

Eric
Thank you Alien Bob. slackpkg has an easy to understand man page. I think I got lazy by relying so long on Slackupdate.sh so did not realize there was a better way to upgrade packages.
 
  


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