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This is the third time I'm installing Slackware, folks. After a hiatus, I'm back!
Anyway, this time I've decided to ditch swaret or slapt-get as reliable means of updating the system. Instead I've decided to go with slackpkg and using only official updates and the changelog. It seems to be a breeze to use...
So what are the things to watch out for, particularly with reference to upgrades (apart from reading and following the changelog of course)?
mv ChangeLog.txt ChangeLog.last
diff ChangeLog.txt ChangeLog.last > dfile
if [ -s dfile ]
cp dfile "changelog_`date +%Y%m%d`"
This compares the latest changelog with the day befores and if theres a change it outputs it to a terminal. I have this run at 6am daily so I can read it over breakfast. Then I use slackpkg sometime in the evening when the mirrors have had time to update: