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integrale16 02-26-2013 01:20 PM

slackpkg says no pkgs to update after installing 14.0, but there are pkgs in /patches
 
Hi,

I have a problem with slackpkg.
After doing a fresh full install of Slackware64 14.0, I tried to install all security- and bugfix-packages from /patches using slackpkg.
So, I first uncommented a mirror in the mirrors file. (Alienbobs taper.alienbase.nl).
Then I issued the commands:
Code:

slackpkg update gpg
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all

Although there are packages in the patches folder which are installed in an older version on my system, slackpkg gives me the following output.
Code:

Checking local integrity... DONE
Looking for packages to upgrade. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for upgrade. Try:

        /usr/sbin/slackpkg install|reinstall

I also tried another mirror, but got the same output.

Can anyone help me with this, please?
Thanks.

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integrale16

chess 02-26-2013 01:41 PM

Are you sure you uncommented a mirror for your version and $ARCH? I have seen people accidentally uncomment a mirror for -current or for slackware when they meant to use one for slackware64.

integrale16 02-26-2013 01:55 PM

I think so.
This is the line which is uncommented at the moment.
Code:

http://ftp.slackware.at/data/slackware64-14.0/
In the mirrors file are only mirrors for Slackware64-14.0 and -current.

integrale16 02-26-2013 02:20 PM

Uninstalling with removepkg and manually removing remaining files of the slackpkg package and installing it newly with installpkg did it.

Now it works.

But my current question is, should I suspect the whole installation as corrupted now and install it completely new, since I haven't done any configuration, until now?
Or is there another (faster) way to validate the installation?

Didier Spaier 02-26-2013 02:44 PM

I understand that you did a fresh install but didn't remove the remains of an older version in the same root partition, that you didn't reformat.

If I am correct, I'd suggest you save all you want to keep from from your former installation then re-install, reformatting the root partition in the process, just to save yourself the hassle of checking all old files.

Well, that's what I'd do but maybe others disagree.

integrale16 02-26-2013 03:48 PM

No, on the disk was only a Win7 installation. And my goal is to create a dual boot system. I'm using Slackware64 13.37 at the moment on another machine, which I want to substitute with this new system and Slackware64 14.0 (the windows partition I need for school).

Currently I suspect that something went wrong when creating the install USB drive.
I decided now to do the installation again most likely from another boot media.

But thank you for your suggestion.


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