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Old 03-02-2010, 01:15 AM   #31
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I've always looked forward to applying new changes from -current, knowing that my system
was going to be even better and safer. This is the first time I've ever felt a sense of trepidation.
Maybe like jumping out of an aeroplane ? Anyone seen some sort of executive summary explaining
exactly what we can expect to happen - especially around the X-server stuff where most desktops
will be affected ?
 
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:33 AM   #32
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If you are having second thoughts.. (and it looks like they are valid at this time =)), Then I'd give it a couple of days for the major kinks to be worked out.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 03:09 AM   #33
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Maybe someone should start a sweepstake thread and then the cat population of Oldham would have to worry again.
Collecting them already.
Ch, ch, ch...here, kitty!
Are we nearly there yet???
 
Old 03-02-2010, 03:19 AM   #34
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anyone else find that dhclient no longer works?

it says
Code:
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 117: ifconfig: command not found
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 155: ifconfig: command not found
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 162: route: command not found
i assume editing /sbin/dhclient-script and using the full path to those binaries would fix it, but this shouldnt need to be done

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Old 03-03-2010, 12:34 AM   #35
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Maybe I'm just having a short-bus moment here, but can someone tell me why it is that, having just updated slackpkg (slackpkg update) using a -current mirror, the only new things I am told are available are slacktrack-2.07 and bash-completion-1.1 ??

I'm running 13.0 x86_64

I checked the ChangeLog I just received -- it is indeed filled with new goodies -- but.. WTH am I missing here? Is it my /etc/slackware-version file or what!?! Why doesn't it tell me there are hundreds of new things to upgrade to?

Boohoo...
 
Old 03-03-2010, 03:36 AM   #36
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GrapefruitGirl... perhaps this happens becauase your slackpkg is pointing to a Slackware 13.0 mirror while all these new goodies are available for slackware-current?

Eric
 
Old 03-03-2010, 07:49 AM   #37
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anyone else find that dhclient no longer works?

it says
Code:
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 117: ifconfig: command not found
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 155: ifconfig: command not found
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 162: route: command not found
i assume editing /sbin/dhclient-script and using the full path to those binaries would fix it, but this shouldnt need to be done
I saw the same errors yesterday on an Acer Aspire One D250 laptop. I assumed my issues were wireless driver related (ath9k module with AR9285 card) until I switched from wicd/dhclient to inetd/dhcpcd and wireless worked.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 10:02 AM   #38
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@ Eric -- nope I don't think that's the problem; as mentioned, I changed my mirror file to point at a --current mirror, and I am getting a changelog (and the other files) from that very mirror, and it's the NEW changelog, dated early March (1st or 2nd of March).. So it all looks good so far. But when I do `slackpkg upgrade-all` or `slackpkg install-new`, there's nothing to do! I admit I'm a little spaced sometimes but this has me stumped still..
 
Old 03-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #39
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Sasha
Have you deleted the space as well as the hashmark from your chosen mirror?
Code:
# USA,
# ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/
# USA, 1Gbit
http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/
# ftp://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:52 AM   #40
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Publishing unstable components is counter-productive.
Just be patient.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 11:04 AM   #41
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@ Brian - yes, just re-checked. No leading space. The funny thing is, the ChangeLog is the correct one, so the mirror itself doesn't seem to be the problem:

Code:
cat /var/lib/slackpkg/ChangeLog.txt

Tue Mar  2 19:07:31 UTC 2010
a/aaa_elflibs-13.013-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
a/coreutils-8.4-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Use --without-gmp, at least for now.  We don't want utilities in /bin
  requiring a library in /usr/lib{,64} that may not be available.
l/gtk+2-2.18.7-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/libpng-1.4.1-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Now with less rat.
xap/xchat-2.8.6-x86_64-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
+--------------------------+
Mon Mar  1 22:43:53 UTC 2010
Hey folks, we have a whole bunch of updates!  Huge thanks to Robby Workman,
Eric Hameleers, and Piter Punk for all the help.  :-)
a/aaa_elflibs-13.013-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
a/acpid-2.0.2-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.

..blah blah..
Still stumped..
I just tried `slackpkg upgrade-all` and still get only an offer of bash-completion and slacktrack.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #42
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I've just been having a quick look back through the ChangeLogs (current & stable), and didn't see those two items mentioned anywhere. Very strange, huh?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 11:55 AM   #43
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Strange indeed! For the moment I guess I'll switch focus to my other ongoing situation RE: composite & multiple monitors, which is being chatted about in the "What are you doing now" thread.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 12:00 PM   #44
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Just a quick question here. In the slackpkg blacklist it quite clearly states that aaa_elflibs can't be updated and as such the blackist applies to them. Does the inclusion of them in this update now mean it is safe to remove the entry from the blacklist?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 12:39 PM   #45
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Just a quick question here. In the slackpkg blacklist it quite clearly states that aaa_elflibs can't be updated and as such the blackist applies to them. Does the inclusion of them in this update now mean it is safe to remove the entry from the blacklist?
It is safe to comment that out if you are running -current. However, you don't want to update that package if you are running -stable.
 
  


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