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Old 02-10-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
zelgadis
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maintaining slackware and dropline patched/upgraded


Hi, I have always used slackware current (now at ver 10.1), upgrading it with the slackpkg command, but i want to try gnome 2.8, so i think of installing dropline. My question is if someone can share his experience upgrading slackware in the current or stable tree and at the same time upgrading the dropline files. I want to use the latest gnome (KDE excesively flashy) but im not sure about the correct procedure to install security patches or upgrade packages if in the system there are a mix of standar packages and dropline packages.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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While I don't often suggest the use of swaret, there is a portion of the EXCLUDE list in the config file that allows for not upgrading any package with the dl in the package name. In this way you can easily upgrade current without overwriting the dropline files. Then just stay up to date with dropline by using the dropline-installer.

Just read the change log and be aware that swaret has limitations and swaret works just fine.

HTH

For what it's worth, there will be big changes coming in current/11 that might lead to more instability than we are used to from the current tree. I plan on being very conservative with my upgrades from now on and may create a test partition for current separate from my main box/root pertition. 10.1 right now is pretty solid (with he exception of Gnome).
 
Old 02-10-2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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FWIW, I am tracking -current and using the latest DLG. There are a few bugs--mainly certain apps crashing, but not many, and not the ones I rely on--but I am happy with it overall. I use slapt-get to track -current. It easily allows one to configure it to avoid upgrading DLG packages (I think it may even do this by default, but I forget).

If you're interested in learning more about slapt-get (akin to Debian's apt-get tool):

http://software.jaos.org/#slapt-get

Brian
 
Old 02-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thanks , i think i will try with slap-get. also have found other 2 project about gnome on slackware:

http://gsb.sourceforge.net/ . Pretty new but very interesting

http://www.gware.org/ . Not ready but also promising.
 
  


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