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Old 07-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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updating done?!


Hiya,
Just done a fresh install. I uncommented out a line in the file that contains all of the mirrors, did "slackpkg update", then did "slackpkg upgrade-all". It spent about 5 or 10 minutes updating stuff, then prompted me to overwrite/keep/prompt existing files. It all seemed to go ok. I then (for no real reason) tried "slackpkg upgrade-all" again, expecting it to say something like "no new updates found".
Instead it said something like "Looking for packages to upgrade.... No packages match the pattern for upgrade". Is this a posh way of say i'm fully updated, or have I missed something else to make a complete upgrade?

Many thanks in advance,
mute
 
Old 07-13-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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Is this a posh way of say i'm fully updated,
Yes ... Looking for more to say .. that's it !
 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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Cool
Thanks for your reply mate. Just out of curiosity, what is the "pattern" that the message refers to? Couldn't find the word "pattern" in the slackbook anywhere.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 05:35 AM   #4
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When you execute slackpkg update command, slackpkg first checks whether your package list (not actual packages) is up-to-date or not. If package list is not up-to-date, slackpkg downloads new updated package list from the mirror you have chosen. When you execute slackpkg upgrade-all command, slackpkg compares your list of installed packages with mirror package list and upgrades packages that have updated version in mirror package list.
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No packages match the pattern for upgrade
Above message appears if your installed packages are all updated. Here "pattern" may refer to list of packages in the mirror, but I am not sure.

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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Here "pattern" may refer to list of packages in the mirror, but I am not sure.
The script slackpkg creates a list of packages to upgrade. If that list is null ( in effect empty) than the script reports "No packages match the pattern for upgrade". This is just the way it works. The messages often use the "No packages match the pattern" term of phrase so this is common throughout the script.

Perhaps "This system is up to date" would be a more explanatory message but less consistent throughout the script. You'll very soon get used to the standard messages from slackpkg.
 
  


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