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Old 12-20-2007, 03:07 PM   #16
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I probably could find > 20 slackware package managers, so an argument which is the best is probably irrelevant cause they most do the same functions.

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Old 12-25-2007, 11:02 PM   #17
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Surely this is the easiest method? Instead of using slackpkg etc, just create a directory called patches, and subscribe to the slackware security mailing list. Whenever there's an update, go to a mirror and download it. Easy.
That's pretty much what I do. I keep my favorite Slackware mirror bookmarked just for this purpose.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 12:04 AM   #18
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Subscribing to the security advisories from slackware.com is also an option, and thats how I keep up to date with the latest security patches.

http://www.slackware.com/lists/

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Old 12-27-2007, 06:47 AM   #19
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Is there a way to receive the security list and/or the changelog via RSS

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create a directory called patches, and subscribe to the slackware security mailing list. Whenever there's an update, go to a mirror and download it. Easy.
Is there a way to receive the security list and/or the changelog via RSS?

Any third parties doing that?
 
Old 12-27-2007, 06:58 AM   #20
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I probably could find > 20 slackware package managers, so an argument which is the best is probably irrelevant cause they most do the same functions.
Probably my biggest beef with Slack - and the resultant flame-wars that seemed to periodically erupt.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 08:35 AM   #21
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That's pretty much what I do. I keep my favorite Slackware mirror bookmarked just for this purpose.
Same here. newsletter, download, then upgradepkg. I've been doing that since I started using Slackware 6 years ago.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 08:54 AM   #22
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Is there a way to receive the security list and/or the changelog via RSS?

Any third parties doing that?
http://dev.slackware.it/rss/
 
Old 12-28-2007, 05:07 PM   #23
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I wonder why they are still showing the changelog for 11.0 and not 12.0? 11.0 is obviously not the current stable version.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 07:15 PM   #24
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I wonder why they are still showing the changelog for 11.0 and not 12.0? 11.0 is obviously not the current stable version.
It might say it's the changelog for 11.0, but it is actually up to date (c.f. http://slackware.com/changelog/stable.php?cpu=i386).
 
Old 12-29-2007, 08:37 AM   #25
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I don't know where you looked, but the link behind "Slackware ChangeLog (latest stable version - 11.0)" points to the feed for the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog (up to the latest patch for Slackware 11.0). Just compare it to http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt and also note that all the recent packages in the RSS feed have "_slack11.0" as part of their build number.

http://dev.slackware.it/rss/ is just lagging behind enormously.

Eric
 
Old 12-30-2007, 11:56 AM   #26
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I'm confortable with this script (for security patches)

#!/bin/sh

clear

wget -q ftp://ftp.eutelia.it/pub/Slackware_M...s/PACKAGES.TXT

for i in `cat PACKAGES.TXT | grep .tgz | awk '{print $3}' | sed -e 's/\.tgz//g'`; do
if ls -1 /var/log/packages | grep -q $i; then
echo "Pacchetto $i installato" # trans. "package $i is installed"
else
echo -e "\033[41;5;1;37mPacchetto $i non installato\033[0m" # Package $i is not installed
echo "Scaricare si|no ?" # Download it ? y|n
read risposta
if [ $risposta == si ]; then
wget -q ftp://ftp.eutelia.it/pub/Slackware_Mirror/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/$i.tgz \
# Package $i downloaded & ready for install
&& echo -e "\033[42;5;1;37mPacchetto $i scaricato e pronto per l'installazione\033[0m"
fi
fi
done

rm PACKAGES.TXT

I run it periodically and when there's anything available I just upgrade

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