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Old 12-05-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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slapt-get packages

I've haven't used slapt-get and was wondering how trustworthy are the packages. I use slackbuilds usually but wondered how many slackers use slapt-get.
Old 12-05-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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Depends on where you point slapt-getrc to go look for packages. You can have it point to any mirror of your choice.
Old 12-05-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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There are a few well-known third party package repositories, but many users justifiably do not want to install untrusted packages on their systems.
I, personally, use only stuff from SBo and AlienBob (LibreOffice), src2pkg being the only exception.
Old 12-05-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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I would also add that rworkman has packages that I and others deem trustworthy.
Old 12-05-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dive View Post
I would also add that rworkman has packages that I and others deem trustworthy.
+1 to that!!
Old 12-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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Ponce also has some nice packages and can be considered trustworthy.
Old 12-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by diwljina View Post
Ponce also has some nice packages and can be considered trustworthy.
+1 to that
Old 12-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #8
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No problem so far...
I usually point slapt-get to (GohanZ) and didn't had any trouble yet.
Didn't runa a production server either yet.
Only breach ever I had on webmin and it's 10000 port - mine fault and mine alone.

However, I configure my slapt-get rc file by hand and point it only to:
A slackware mirror for patches
I comment out all else.
Old 12-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #9
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I have always used slapt-get for GSB and have never had a problem, just make sure the rc file is configured properly


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