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Old 01-16-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Slack 10.2 pkgtools in 10.0


My old pc seemed to like Slack 10.0 over Slack 10.2, so I wiped my drive and did that. I like the pkgtools in 10.2 because it was a lot faster than the one in 10.0.

Could I use the 10.2 pkgtools in 10? If so, what's the best way to go about this?
 
Old 01-16-2006, 11:01 PM   #2
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I have not tried this.. but its certainly worth a shot.

A warning though - someone (or was it me?) removed the pkgtools
package in order to upgrade pkgtools - well, obviously, installpkg was not
there to install the updated package. <--- follow me?(doubting my explination skills).
That was a bit of a mess, but was resolved.

Before you try it,which if I were you I problably would try it, I would:

a - make sure your original pkgtools .tgz is available on the hard drive

b - make a backup copy of:
/sbin/installpkg
/sbin/upgradepkg
/sbin/removepkg
/sbin/pkgtool
and put them somewhere safe

then " upgradepkg ". If problems occur you can always copy back your backed up
files, and reinstall the old packages.

But AGAIN - I have NOT done this... sounds do-able though.
Good luck & don't blame me ,
-tw
 
Old 01-17-2006, 02:49 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tw001_tw
a - make sure your original pkgtools .tgz is available on the hard drive

b - make a backup copy of:
/sbin/installpkg
/sbin/upgradepkg
/sbin/removepkg
/sbin/pkgtool
and put them somewhere safe
Why is this necessary? The tgz package is just a gzipped tar file, so untarring it somewhere, copying the files with the original permissions and executing the install script to get the symbolic links should do the trick?

I think there's no magic about that, it's just following the KISS principle
 
Old 01-17-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
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Why is this necessary?
its not necessary - its just how I'd do it.
-tw
 
  


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