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Old 07-01-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 07-01-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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some people might say using swaret in the first place is what you're doing wrong. (please no flames, it's just a joke.)

did you run --update?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 04:11 AM   #3
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yep, what should I be using then?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 05:58 AM   #4
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did you change the mirror directory from 10.1 to current? Just a wild guess , never used swaret
 
Old 07-02-2005, 06:06 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 06:57 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 07:14 AM   #7
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Ta, didn't do swaret --update -a.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 07:25 AM   #8
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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...
 
Old 07-02-2005, 08:48 AM   #9
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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. imho
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:03 AM   #10
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Quote:
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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. imho
I dont need a package manager. I'm happy using slackware, just want a quick way to upgrade to current.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:08 AM   #11
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Quote:
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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!
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:20 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:21 AM   #13
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if you want to stay with current i strongly surgest you read the -current change log, just incase, so you know whats happening.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 12:01 PM   #14
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so it sounds like you do need one.

Nope, didn't notice the changelog before. Thats all I need to upgrade.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:30 PM   #15
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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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