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mdarby 11-10-2004 09:16 AM

Slackpkg vs. Swaret.
I normally use swaret, and all works rather well. I've heard good things about slackpkg, so I installed.

After updating slackpkg, I do a search for apache (just to test). It correctly lists the apache 1.3.x package, but it also lists all this extra crap?

root@slackbox:~$ swaret --search apache
swaret 1.6.2-1

Listing available Packages matching Keyword: apache...
apache-1.3.33-i486-1 (1685 kB) [Status: NOT INSTALLED]

root@slackbox:~# slackpkg search apache

The list below shows all packages with the selected pattern.

[ installed ] - vim-6.3.007-i486-1
[ installed ] - zsh-4.2.1-i486-1
[ installed ] - gnome-icon-theme-1.2.3-noarch-1
[ installed ] - gnome-themes-extras-0.7-i486-1
[ installed ] - kdewebdev-3.3.1-i486-1
[uninstalled] - apache-1.3.33-i486-1
[ upgrade ] - mod_ssl-2.8.19_1.3.31-i486-1 --> mod_ssl-2.8.22_1.3.33-i486-1
[uninstalled] - php-4.3.9-i486-1
[uninstalled] - xvim-6.3.007-i486-1
[uninstalled] - emacspeak-20.0-i486-1

These extra packages obviously aren't dependencies, so what's the deal?

win32sux 11-18-2004 10:58 PM

i think they are packages that have the word "apache" in their description...


mdarby 11-18-2004 11:04 PM

But why would that be the default behavior? It seems rather odd to me.

win32sux 11-18-2004 11:10 PM

yeah... maybe there's an option to make it "silent" or something...

i'm not sure, i don't use neither slackpkg nor swaret...

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