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187807 02-19-2004 09:16 PM

Slackware 9.1 tree/slapt-get question
 
Using: Slackware 9.1, upgraded default packages using slapt-get (using slackware-9.1 tree on a mirror)

Question: I'm thinking about changing /etc/slapt-getrc to utilize the slackware-current tree instead of the 9.1 tree (it's telling me i'm gonna need 600+MB of .tgzs - about 228 of them)...is this okay to do? Or is Slackware-current some kind of different/special tree whose packages won't mix well with what I've already got installed?

Thanks.

and Cheers...

Bob

At0mic_PC 02-19-2004 09:39 PM

Basicly current is 9.1 with different files. Current is almost 9.2. You don't need everything though. If you don't use KDE then why update it? ect...

r_jensen11 02-20-2004 07:27 PM

Re: Slackware 9.1 tree/slapt-get question
 
Quote:

Originally posted by 187807
Using: Slackware 9.1, upgraded default packages using slapt-get (using slackware-9.1 tree on a mirror)

Question: I'm thinking about changing /etc/slapt-getrc to utilize the slackware-current tree instead of the 9.1 tree (it's telling me i'm gonna need 600+MB of .tgzs - about 228 of them)...is this okay to do? Or is Slackware-current some kind of different/special tree whose packages won't mix well with what I've already got installed?

Thanks.

and Cheers...

Bob

From what I hear, swaret and slapt-get are pretty similar, so here's what I do for swaret:

I have it use the slackware-current filelist, but:
I only update individual packages, because I only really update what I use. If there's something I don't use, like KDE(Well, I use KDM, but that's the furthest extent I use KDE), I don't upgrade it. I'd just play it safe and run the program in runlevel 3, with X off, otherwise I'd be too afraid of messing with something that might freeze up the whole computer.

187807 02-20-2004 07:36 PM

thanks for the responses guys...
 
Thanks for the responses.

Since I'm running Slack on a spare 40GB disk i went ahead and ran slapt-get --upgrade using the *current* tree and let it do everything.

So far nothing seems unusually out of order.

Bob


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