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Old 06-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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How Do You Guys Update and Install Apps?


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?
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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There are several utilities similar to APT available for Slackware, such as slackpkg, swaret, and slaptget. There is a GUI for swaret, and I think there is one for slaptget.
swaret in not currently under active development, but it still works.

pkgtool is the official way to manage slackware. read the changelogs, download the necessary pkgs, and issue upgradepkg <package_name>
slackpkg does a good job of automating that process

for more information:
http://www.slackbasics.org/html/pkgmgmt.html
http://www.slackersbible.org/?q=node/46
http://www.slackbook.org/html/packag...utilities.html

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Old 06-12-2007, 07:17 PM   #3
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Quote:
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?
installpkg/upgradepkg ?!

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.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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Like this:

Code:
wget ftp://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/*.tgz
upgradepkg *.tgz
There are a few exceptions ... so I would also check here:
http://www.slackware.com/security/
 
  


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