LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

View Poll Results: How are people keeping Slackware up to date
Slackpkg 92 74.80%
Slackroll 2 1.63%
Slapt-get 2 1.63%
Swaret 0 0%
Local mirror 11 8.94%
Your own update script 11 8.94%
Other 5 4.07%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2013, 08:08 AM   #31
comfree
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2012
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware64-current, Slackware64 14.0
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: Disabled

I mirrored a slackware server to my own rootserver and added it to the list in /etc/slackpkg.
Slackpkg works well for me on my current machine.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #32
mattallmill
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Salina,Kansas
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
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.
I do something similar, but I do updates a little bit more, especially after last big update, when I elected to download the ISO of slackware64-current, and found that the proprietary AMD graphics drivers do not play well with x-server version 14. When I went back to the release of Slackware 14, and upgraded from there, it worked much better.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #33
colorpurple21859
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: florida
Distribution: slackware64-current, puppy, ubuntu
Posts: 1,342

Rep: Reputation: 184Reputation: 184
Because of dialup, slackpkg with a local mirror on usb key kept current from computer at work.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 12:38 PM   #34
rg3
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Slackware Linux
Posts: 505

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
slackroll, of course.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #35
Habitual
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: Slack14_64_Multilib
Posts: 3,074
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743Reputation: 743
slackware-security@slackware.com
 
Old 04-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #36
solarfields
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Outer Shpongolia
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 448

Rep: Reputation: 116Reputation: 116
slackpkg and slackpkg+ from zerouno, to update the multilib stuff
 
Old 04-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #37
ttk
Member
 
Registered: May 2012
Location: Sebastopol, CA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 175
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 85
When a new release of Slackware is published, and early adopters have pounded on it for a while and Pat + friends have applied a few bugfixes, I assess its new capabilities and my current requirements, and decide whether it makes sense to upgrade.

If so, I choose a noncritical machine, put in a new disk, and make a fresh install of the new release. I mount the old disk to copy over its data, label it with the date, package it, and put it in a drawer as a backup (to be wiped and re-used later if the backup is not needed).

The new machine is stress-tested for a few months, to reveal any problems. I try to hit it with all of my use-cases.

If it passes the stress-test, I upgrade some or all of my other machines as well. If it does not, I may keep the new Slackware on that machine or revert it to the older version, which is known to work. Most of the time this is just a matter of pulling the old disk out of the drawer and putting it back in the machine.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #38
JWJones
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Cascadia
Distribution: Slackware, LinuxBBQ, OpenBSD, Mac OSX
Posts: 723

Rep: Reputation: 185Reputation: 185
Oompa loompas and a shoe horn.

Oh, how do I keep SLACKWARE updated? Slackpkg...
 
Old 04-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #39
ruario
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Oslo, Norway
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,806

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 810Reputation: 810Reputation: 810Reputation: 810Reputation: 810Reputation: 810Reputation: 810
Quote:
Originally Posted by rg3 View Post
slackroll, of course.
But did you vote for Slackroll or "Your own update script"?
 
Old 04-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #40
D1ver
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 527
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 126Reputation: 126
Slackpkg. My ISP runs a very quick mirror and because I'm a customer the bandwidth is not counted towards my quota.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #41
gilead
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Slackware64 14.0
Posts: 4,123

Rep: Reputation: 151Reputation: 151
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.
That's pretty much what I do also - I voted slackpkg, it just works easily with that setup
 
Old 04-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #42
kernel-P4N1C
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Panama city, Republic of Panmaa
Posts: 167

Rep: Reputation: 18
I recently changed from networkmanager to wicd (as i can use wicd-client on bash) and run slackpkg on bash (no X loaded)

I've been happy ever since.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #43
michaelslack
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 79

Rep: Reputation: 25
I'm a bit less efficiently set up than most other respondents: I have firefox live bookmarks set up on page2rss.com feeds for both http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa.../ChangeLog.txt and http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa.../ChangeLog.txt. I check them when I start up firefox each morning and then run slackpkg at the shell if necessary.

Michael
 
Old 04-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #44
chrisretusn
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 469

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I was sort of thinking...

If you voted local mirror, do you update using that mirror directly, or do you, like I do, use slackpkg on that local mirror?


This is why I voted slackpkg, as that is what I use regardless of local mirror or non-local mirror.

Perhaps I think to much...
 
  


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 08:27 PM
Keeping Slackware Up-to-date Bash Rules Slackware 22 09-08-2009 10:20 PM
Keeping Slackware 12.1 up to date. glore2002 Slackware 10 06-18-2008 09:58 AM
keeping slackware 11 up-to date ronty Slackware 6 01-20-2007 08:14 AM
Keeping Slackware Up-To-Date introuble Slackware 4 03-21-2006 08:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Main Menu
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