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priller 07-01-2005 08:02 PM

slackware current?
 
I tried upgrading from 10.1 to current using swaret, which claims there are no new packages. Is this right or am I doing something wrong?

synaptical 07-01-2005 08:41 PM

some people might say using swaret in the first place is what you're doing wrong. :p (please no flames, it's just a joke.)

did you run --update?

priller 07-02-2005 04:11 AM

yep, what should I be using then?

Eternal_Newbie 07-02-2005 05:58 AM

did you change the mirror directory from 10.1 to current? Just a wild guess , never used swaret :)

ingvildr 07-02-2005 06:06 AM

out of slackpkg, slapt-get and swaret i use slapt-get simply because its the fastest, both the others take to long to update the package info. And swaret to me just seemed slow at anything.

XavierP 07-02-2005 06:57 AM

Open your swaret.conf file and change the 10.1 at the top to current. Run swaret --update -a and then run swaret --upgrade -a (don't forget to do updatedb before this). You could also add www.slacky.it as a repository, they are always quick to update - the site is in Italian, but follow the link to Repository and enter the details where it says, then update and upgrade.

priller 07-02-2005 07:14 AM

Ta, didn't do swaret --update -a.

keefaz 07-02-2005 07:25 AM

I strongly recommend to NOT use -a option with swaret
unless you want to let swaret decides to upgrade all
package IT wants, which would be certainly a bad thing...

synaptical 07-02-2005 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by priller
yep, what should I be using then?

if you want a distro with a package manager, you should use a distro with a package manager, like arch or debian. there's really no point in using slackware just to say you use slackware. linux is basically linux, after all. :p imho

priller 07-02-2005 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by synaptical
if you want a distro with a package manager, you should use a distro with a package manager, like arch or debian. there's really no point in using slackware just to say you use slackware. linux is basically linux, after all. :p imho
I dont need a package manager. I'm happy using slackware, just want a quick way to upgrade to current.

synaptical 07-02-2005 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by priller
I dont need a package manager. I'm happy using slackware, just want a quick way to upgrade to current.

so it sounds like you do need one. ;)


here's how i upgrade to current:

# pacman -Syu

or

# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

done! :p

BrianW 07-02-2005 09:20 AM

The best way to stay current would actually be just check the changelogs, download the package and use # upgradepkg [tgz]. Relying on an automated process is not the safest thing you can do.
A simple way to get the packages would be to just create a directory and use rsync to keep everything the same with the current release.

ingvildr 07-02-2005 09:21 AM

if you want to stay with current i strongly surgest you read the -current change log, just incase, so you know whats happening.

priller 07-02-2005 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by synaptical
so it sounds like you do need one. ;)


Nope, didn't notice the changelog before. Thats all I need to upgrade.

Namaseit 07-02-2005 03:30 PM

You know if you really don't have anything important to add to a technical discussion other then, "Use <insert here> distro, its just what you're looking for and is way better then <insert here> distro". He asked a question about *Slackware*. Not the best way to get things done with debian. It could be why he made a post in the *Slackware* section of the forums and not in the "My distro is so much better then yours" section. Its frustrating sometimes when someone's suggestion for fixing a problem is to switch distro's. Not trying to single you out but just making a general statement about something I notice that happens a lot.


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