LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Poll: How are people keeping Slackware up to date
Poll Options
How are people keeping Slackware up to date

You must log in and have one post to vote in this poll. If you don't have an account, you can register here.
Results will be available after the polls close.

The nominees are:

Slackpkg
Slackroll
Slapt-get
Swaret
Local mirror
Your own update script
Other

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-31-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
psionl0
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: slackware_64 14.1
Posts: 630
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 96

I voted Slackware Mirror but I seldom do updates between new releases. When I do, I prefer to download the updated packages and run upgradepkg myself.
 
Old 03-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #17
mariostg
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2011
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 5
Slackpkg update + slackpkg upgrade package requiring security upgrade.

Use my own script (Brightstar) to explore my system and slackbuilds.org
 
Old 03-31-2013, 09:43 PM   #18
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,648
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095
Quote:
Originally Posted by tux_dude View Post
What do you choose if using slackpkg with local mirror? I'm using Alien's mirror script.
I use a modified version of AlienBob's rsync_current.sh script for that, having mirrors of Slackware 14 (32/64 bit) and -current (32/64 bit).
 
Old 04-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #19
chrisretusn
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 507

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Voted slackpkg. I maintain local mirrors and keep them up to date with Alien Bob's mirror script via cron.*
 
Old 04-01-2013, 02:12 AM   #20
mlangdn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,385

Rep: Reputation: 181Reputation: 181
Slackpkg plus local mirror.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 02:31 AM   #21
willysr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Jogja, Indonesia
Distribution: Slackware-Current
Posts: 2,617

Rep: Reputation: 444Reputation: 444Reputation: 444Reputation: 444Reputation: 444
Slackpkg configured to take local repostory which is linked to a local web server, so access will be via http which is faster than using file:// protocol
 
Old 04-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #22
nivieru
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 7
a local mirror using alien bob's script + slackpkg, so I voted for local mirror.
also multilibpkg and compat32pkg for that stuff.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #23
astrogeek
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Distribution: Slackware [64]X{.0|.1|.2|-current} ::X>=12<=14, FreeBSD_10{.0|.1}
Posts: 2,144

Rep: Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846
I said local mirror, but that is simply an archive.

I never update via script, and rarely update other than for security fixes after I get a system set up the way I want it.

Only since 14 have I begun to keep a local mirror of -current, but it is not really for updates at this point. I always keep a complete archive (beach head) including source for everything that I install (at least all that are useful), and keep my important machines running the same versions so that I can replicate any of them, or build new boxes from that same archive.

My last beach head version was 12.1 (from which I am posting), and barring any surprises, I plan for the next increment of 14 to become my next. To that end I have now set up a -current machine and local mirror with the intention to be ready for 14.x when Pat blesses us with it!

But even then, after initial installs, it will still be installpkg, removepkg and upgradepkg for updates.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 03:14 AM   #24
ruario
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Oslo, Norway
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,902

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963
I see the advantage of using a local mirror with current (because you can also burn a -current CD/DVD at any point in time) but do people bother with a full mirror when running stable in combination with slackpkg? If so why not just let Slackpkg download the updates itself?

For my own script I am just fetching new patches and even then only for the packages I have installed. I can't see an obvious advantage in keeping a full mirror of stable locally on disk, since I would already have install media in any case.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #25
ruario
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Oslo, Norway
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,902

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963Reputation: 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by tux_dude View Post
What do you choose if using slackpkg with local mirror? I'm using Alien's mirror script.
Yeah, I now realise my options weren't complete enough since I didn't appreciate how common it was for people to use a mirror and slackpkg together.

I can't change the poll so if you really want to vote I would suggest deciding between the two options as follows. Ask yourself which part of the setup is most crucial to you. Assume you could only use one of the other. Could you work with just a mirror? Could you work with just slackpkg? Which way would you prefer to use if you could only use one.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 04:23 AM   #26
Didier Spaier
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Paris, France
Distribution: Slackware{,64}-{14.1,current} on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 6457-4XG
Posts: 4,646

Rep: Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231Reputation: 1231
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruario View Post
... but do people bother with a full mirror when running stable in combination with slackpkg? If so why not just let Slackpkg download the updates itself?
Yes I do. I wrote scripts to internationalize Slackware installer that need to grab files from a mirror (including in /source), and that saves me the hassle of mounting a DVD every time I run it. Granted, I can use a loop mounted DVD ISO image as well but I feel it's simpler to just access my local mirror. And I'm sure it includes all updates in /patches, in case I would need some.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 04:40 AM   #27
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,134
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Slackpkg, non-local mirror.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 06:30 AM   #28
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,648
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095Reputation: 4095
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruario View Post
I see the advantage of using a local mirror with current (because you can also burn a -current CD/DVD at any point in time) but do people bother with a full mirror when running stable in combination with slackpkg? If so why not just let Slackpkg download the updates itself?

For my own script I am just fetching new patches and even then only for the packages I have installed. I can't see an obvious advantage in keeping a full mirror of stable locally on disk, since I would already have install media in any case.
I keep a mirror of the stable version for several reasons:
1. Installing a VM for testing from a local mirror is way faster.
2. I have at times low bandwidth on my Internet connection, since I share that connection with several other people, so having a mirror of stable just is convenient when updating several machines.
3. Saving bandwidth for official Slackware mirrors (also the reason for having a mirror of AlienBob's repository).
 
Old 04-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #29
jtsn
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Europe
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 905

Rep: Reputation: 444Reputation: 444Reputation: 444Reputation: 444Reputation: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruario View Post
I can't see an obvious advantage in keeping a full mirror of stable locally on disk, since I would already have install media in any case.
My Slackware install source is the local mirror on a hard drive (together with PXE bootstrapping), because I don't bother with ancient optical media anymore (most of my machines don't have an ODD). I also keep copies of older Slackware releases. Once you have the distribution directories on a R/W disk, syncing these and using them as source for slackpkg is the sensible thing to do, I think.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #30
clod89
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Distribution: Slackware gentoo debian
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Slackpkg and my own script for multilib which I have already posted here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pt-4175456013/
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A great method for keeping Slackware up-to-date...without slackpkg. Lufbery Slackware 80 06-23-2010 09:27 PM
Keeping Slackware Up-to-date Bash Rules Slackware 22 09-08-2009 11:20 PM
Keeping Slackware 12.1 up to date. glore2002 Slackware 10 06-18-2008 10:58 AM
keeping slackware 11 up-to date ronty Slackware 6 01-20-2007 09:14 AM
Keeping Slackware Up-To-Date introuble Slackware 4 03-21-2006 09:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration