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Old 07-23-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
uselpa
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slackpkg and jre upgrade


Since the security warning SSA:2005-170-01 regarding jdk and jre, I can no longer use slackpkg to automatically follow the -stable tree.
I manually installed jre-1_5_0_03-i586-1 as per SSA. From that moment on, slackpkg insists on downgrading to jre-1_5_0_01-i586-1.tgz.

I then tried to backlist jre-1_5_0_01-i586-1.tgz so that the downgrading attempts would stop by issuning "slackpkg blacklist jre-1_5_0_01-i586-1.tgz". But that blacklists all jre upgrades which is not what I wanted. Manually tinkering with /etc/slackpkg/blacklist did not help either.

Anybody else having the same problem?
 
Old 07-23-2005, 04:48 AM   #2
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I would blacklist jre and read the ChangeLog before each upgrade,
then if I find the jre version is newer in the ChangeLog, I'd un-blacklist jre
 
Old 07-23-2005, 04:54 AM   #3
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That's what I did, but that defies the point of slackpkg.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 04:59 AM   #4
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I don't know any automatic upgrade tool in slackware
that avoid reading the ChangeLog before an upgrade...

(Take the udev example for 2.6 kernels)
 
Old 07-23-2005, 09:54 AM   #5
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Reading the changelogs first is always a good idea, sometimes a new version is introduced like mysql 4.1.x in place of 4.0.x that breaks applications. ot the udev/alsa mess.
The jre changes rarely work out automatically for me and I have to create my own softlinks in the browser plugins directories.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 10:47 AM   #6
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davidsrb, there is a package named jre-symlink
which is responsible to do the jre symlink for
web browser java plugin
 
  


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