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Old 08-17-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Slackware Security Advisories


May be I have missed a lot of security advisories.
For exemple for firefox, I found two or more per month.
Do I have to upgrade them all, one by one with the
upgradepkg
file.txz command.
Or may be it's simpler to use
slackpkg upgrade-all command.

 
Old 08-17-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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You can use the following (as long as you've selected your mirrors):
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all

You can also check which packages you've missed, download them manually and do upgradepkg.

It's up to you.

The first method is quicker
 
Old 08-17-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by njb View Post
May be I have missed a lot of security advisories.
For exemple for firefox, I found two or more per month.
Do I have to upgrade them all, one by one with the
upgradepkg
file.txz command.
Or may be it's simpler to use
slackpkg upgrade-all command.

You should not need to revert. Just keep things current with the security advisories. The updated packages will be best to use the newest as advised. At times some people will revert to earlier versions for their system & conditions. It is easier to use the newest and not worry about earlier unless you want to follow the progression by experimentation(s).
 
Old 08-17-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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I do:
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all

seems to work for me.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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The man page shows another command slackpkg clean-system. Does this need to be run after an upgrade as well? (I am still a babe with Slackware)

[EDIT] Yikes, no I do not want to run it now I just finished the man page. I should RTFM all the way first ..... Bad thing to post while at work I guess....

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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slackpkg clean-system

This command delete all the packages you've added to your system.
I did it once, but never gone a do it again.


;-/ NjB /
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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slackpkg clean-system

This command delete all the packages you've added to your system.
I did it once, but never gone a do it again.


;-/ NjB /
Yeah, I am so glad I read the whole man page first... I would have been sad for sure...
 
  


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