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Old 04-12-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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slackpkg uopgrade-all question so I don't do the wrong thing


yesterday I installed Xfce 4.6.0 from RW's site. Love it. When I go to do upgrade, /var/xxpkg/log was messed up, so I had it remove the reference to Xfce 4.4.3 and left 4.6.0. So now when I do a slackpkg upgrade-all it gives me a ncurses dialog which says select the pkg's to upgrade, and only lists Xfce 4.4.3 and at the bottom says currently installed 4.6.0* I hit cancel. Do I need to set something somewhere? I shouldn't be ugprading old packages should I? Or are these residual packages I still have? thanks for some guidance to a newbie.

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Old 04-12-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Try "slackpkg blacklist xfce4"
I think that should do it.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 05:03 PM   #3
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So now when I do a slackpkg upgrade-all it gives me a ncurses dialog which says select the pkg's to upgrade, and only lists Xfce 4.4.3 and at the bottom says currently installed 4.6.0*
You should realize that slackpkg only works with official Slackware packages. So, even though you installed XFCE 4.6.0, the official version is 4.4.3 and that is what "slackpkg upgrade-all" will try to install.

You will have to blacklist xfce so that slackpkg will no longer consider it during upgrades.

In Slackware, upgrading from a higher to a lower version (4.6.0 -> 4.4.3) is allowed by the pkgtools.

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Old 04-12-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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You should realize that slackpkg only works with official Slackware packages. So, even though you installed XFCE 4.6.0, the official version is 4.4.3 and that is what "slackpkg upgrade-all" will try to install.

You will have to blacklist xfce so that slackpkg will no longer consider it during upgrades.

In Slackware, upgrading from a higher to a lower version (4.6.0 -> 4.4.3) is allowed by the pkgtools.

Eric
OK...I understand...so if an Xfce upgrade comes along, I just reinstall from say, RW's site? On this laptop, I really wanted the powermanager...thanks I've blacklisted all Xfce4 pkg's.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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OK...I did the blacklisting, and rebooted....this is what slackpkg upgrade-all gives me: I'm still trying to understand all this...bear with me
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
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Do you have a mirror set in /etc/mirrors? You should uncomment ONLY ONE mirror.

Also, what is the contents of /etc/slackpkg/blacklist? If the blacklist was successful, you should have an entry for xfce4.

Finally, you need to run slackpkg update before running slackpkg upgrade-all.

Let me know if this helps.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #7
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1337....Update was run prior, only ONE mirror is uncommented, and here is my /etc/slackpkg/blacklist file contents...I sense something is missing thanks:

Code:
# This is a blacklist file. Any packages listed here won't be
# upgraded, removed, or installed by slackpkg.
#
# The correct syntax is:
#
# To blacklist the package xfree86-devel-4.3.0-i386-1 the line will be:
# xfree86-devel
#
# DON'T put any blank line(s) or any space(s) before or after the package name.
# If you do this, the blacklist will NOT work.
#
# Automated upgrade of kernel packages aren't a good idea (and you need to
# run "lilo" after upgrade). If you think the same, uncomment the lines
# below 
#
#kernel-ide
#kernel-modules
#kernel-source
#kernel-headers

#
# aaa_elflibs can't be updated.
#
aaa_elflibs

#
# Now we can blacklist whole directories
# The two versions of udev inside that dir conflicts with
# Slackware 11.0's default udev (in /slackware).
/extra/udev-alternate-versions

xfce4-datetime-plugin
xfce4-mount-plugin
xfce4-notes-plugin
xfce4-places-plugin
xfce4-power-manager
xfce4-volstatus-icon
 
Old 04-12-2009, 07:05 PM   #8
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I think the command should be :

Code:
slackpkg blacklist xfce
ran as root to create the blacklist.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #9
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I think the command should be :

Code:
slackpkg blacklist xfce
ran as root to create the blacklist.
that did it...!! thanks
 
  


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