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Old 01-29-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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Updating Slack

I have been fiddling with Mandrake 9.0 for a while now, and I am ready for a little more challenge. So I am going to pick up Debian and Slackware, and play with each of these. My question is redarding upgrading packages. I know RH, Mandrake, and Debian (among others) have some programs for getting updates. Does Slack have anything like this? I know some might say "the point of slack is to do things for yourself", but I like the idea of having cron run apt-get update twice a week. Thanks!
Old 01-29-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Search on freshmeat for 'autopkg'. It's pretty sweet, and can do what you're looking for. It functions almost like apt, but I don't think it handles dependencies.

Old 01-29-2003, 06:06 PM   #3
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Sweet. That looks like just the thing. It looks like I can set it to basically automatically upgrade my system at whatever interval I choose. I'm guessing I could just write a script to run it, and put it to run under cron, right?


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