Originally Posted by Carlwill
I have never used Slackware however I was wondering for those that do run Slackware servers, how do you guys patch and run security updates on the box and or even install software?
I used all Debian servers and find it very simple to run through a APT-GET UPDATE to check and see what security updates are available or to simply install a application(s) I am looking for...
Can someone please explain to someone who knows nothing about Slackware how you guys manage the system?
If you mean as a more automated way (a la debian) there's slapt-get (which has worked for me before, but I barely use it) and swaret (which seems to have issues occasionally).
As for updating the system (security and releases), usually slackpkg does the job just perfectly (but always read the changelog before! it can save you some surprises from time to time), although slapt-get and swaret seem to work for other people just fine.