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Distribution: Slackware 14.1 running twm on laptop, slackware64 current running i3 on desktop
Slackbuilds and updates
The thing I'm not too sure about is updates.
I've probably installed about 20-odd slackbuilds (from slackbuild.org) on a vanilla 12.1 install and I'm not too sure about how updates are going to work yet.
If I install say slackpkg will it pull all the slackbuild packages in too and check for updates to those as well or just the ones installed by slackware. Something like digikam for instance has half a dozen dependencies listed, do I have to check all these manually for updates?
What's the best way to go about this? I wouldn't be too keen to be regularly checking tens of libraries for updates.
Regular checks is your ownly option. The http://slackbuilds.org site only has scripts, and you built all those packages yourself. Slackpkg or any other tool (except perhaps sbopkg) can not handle this.
I use a convenient shell alias to keep me informed about kernel update
alias newkernel='curl http://www.kernel.org/kdist/finger_banner'
Ok this was easy, now to make scripts that search for new version from every software site may not be an option
But not all softwares need to be updated as frequently as server softwares for example (which are mainly updated for security patches). As long as it works, for my part I don't bother with mplayer upgrade for example.
Just my opinion anyway
Hey, saw your work: http://code.google.com/p/sbopkg/, it is incredible! Congrat
Thank you and Alien bob too! Although I have my slackbuild system, I visit often Slackbuild.org to see the configure options for various packages , also if there are any tweaks with the install etc.. very great values of information! Keep up the good work
Thanks, guys, I'm glad you are finding it useful. It's under active development with lots of great patches and helpful contributions coming in from users, and a new version is released about once a month. If you encounter any problems or wish to file a bug report or feature request, please feel free to find me in IRC or, better yet, file it in the Issue tracker at the project's web site.