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After setting /etc/slackpkg/mirrors to a "current" repository and running slackpkg update, whenever i generate a package file list, any upgrades it finds are all downgrades. For instance, it will report that it will "upgrade" Firefox from 18.104.22.168 --> 22.214.171.124 ??
Also, Slackpkg seems to have built-in error checking on that /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file. If you don't select any mirror, it warns you and it won't start. Sames goes for if you uncomment out more than one.
It is a very, very strange behaviour because mentioned pkglist is used for all operations like upgrade, install, reinstall, download and blacklist. I guess slackpkg upgrade mozilla-firefox won't offer a downgrade.
As I did reread your question, you've spoken about package list generation - do you get it by the search command ? If you do, then I'd first try to remove filelist.gz, slackware-filelist.gz, extra-filelist.gz and pasture-filelist.gz - they will be generated again. Then select up-to-date mirror and invoke slackpkg update again and check if it did helped.
Try using a US mirror. The one at osuosl is always up to date and is quick from the UK as well. I don't think that's the problem though as mirror.ac.uk is also up to date now. I had a similar problem with slackpkg wanting to downgrade rather than upgrade.
I've just noticed you're pointing at slackware-current rather than slackware-11.0. Maybe that's the problem. The slackware-current at mirror.ac.uk IS out of date.
For now use the Slackware-11 mirrors because they have been updated more. There is an entry about it in the -current changelog. That should fix some of your problems.
Also, slackpkg will list packages for upgrade simply because the package names are different from the package list. For example, I have Gaim 2.0.0beta3.1 installed, which is newer than the Gaim 1.5 included in Slackware 11. However, when I do an upgrade-all, I get this: