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I have done it a lot of times and its worked fine on every occassion. There are some people on this forum who will try to convince you that using swaret is not a good thing, but it does work, so if you comfortable using it, then go for it.
check out http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack, especially the "I wanna be updated" and "working updates" sections. Lots of folks have reported success. I think as long as most of your programs do not stray too much from the normal, you should be ok. Check out slackpkg as well. It is inlcuded in /extras in current. Make sure to read up on each and understand how they work.