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Old 02-20-2006, 05:59 PM   #1
52fitz
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Slackware security - package management


Hi, newbie question. I recently installed Slackware 10.2. I'm now about to downoad and install some newer packages as recommended on the Security mailing list.
When I install e.g. patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.1-i686-1.tgz, do I need to remove Firefox 1.0.6 using removepkg and then install the newer package using installpkg? Or do I just run upgradepkg?
Also, is there a recomended directory in which to install/upgrade packages? The Slackbook seems to be saying that packages will be extracted to /. I'm not quite sure how much of this happens automatically, or if I need to specify the directories for extraction and installation myself.
Any help appreciated.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 06:11 PM   #2
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Use upgradepkg, it removes the older pkg, then it installs the new one. That's how it's ment to work.
If you just open the pkg (for ex. you press enter on it in mc) or untar it you will see where it will be installed.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'll get to it...
 
Old 02-21-2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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Matter of fact, if I have several packages to install/upgrade, I make sure they are all in the same directory, open a root terminal and use:

upgradepkg --install-new *.tgz

This upgrades any packages that are currently installed on my PC and will just installpkg those that arent.

HTH,
MMYoung
 
Old 02-21-2006, 04:28 PM   #5
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Cool - Thanks MM
 
  


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