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Old 03-24-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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Updating Slackware


I am switching from Mandrake to Slackware and my main concern is how to update it. Is there any utility like MandrakeUpdate in Slackware?? Or do I have to do it manually?

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Old 03-24-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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Swaret or slapt-get. Google is your friend in this case.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 12:52 PM   #3
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I manually update using the pkgtool or just by updating tgz precompiled packages with the updatepkg command. It seems more reliable than using swaret and other easy-to-use utilities to tell you the truth.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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Especially true when you have multiple boxen running Slack. It's far more convenient for me to just put the updates on my flash drive and feed that to the machines.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:04 PM   #5
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Very good choice making the switch. You will be impressed at the stability and speed and ease of use compared to Mandrake!

I used swaret for the first time last weekend. Just downloaded the lastest tar.gz, installed, and ran "swaret -upgrade -a" and "swaret -update -a". Everything was automatic. All updates downloaded and installed. A breeze!
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:19 PM   #6
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yes you can use packages and swaret...but isn't it more fun to play with the cflags in the makefiles and get everything running faster....

but updates can often be critical so having a good update system is a good thing
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:15 PM   #7
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getting upgrades

where do you guys suggest getting packages for slackware? I know about linuxpackages.net, but are there any other good sites out there? thanks.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:22 PM   #8
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Re: getting upgrades

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Originally posted by franzfranz
where do you guys suggest getting packages for slackware? I know about linuxpackages.net, but are there any other good sites out there? thanks.
I always get mine from official mirrors like at ftp.kpn.be and such.. I don't use many packages that don't already come with Slackware, if I do, I just install from source.
 
  


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