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Old 08-17-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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updating slackware


Hi,
I'm just getting into slackware, and really loving it. I used to use Debian, and still do for my servers, but for my laptop, I find that Slack is the best! Anyway, I was wondering how I keep my slackware system up-to-date. I've searched around, and responses are vague at best. I have a feeling that it's something to do with monitoring slackware-current, and downloading what's new, and using upgradepkg. I'll also have to monitor some mailing lists for news on updates. Can anyone give me any advice/confirmation on this?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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Swaret might be what you are looking for:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/swaret
 
Old 08-17-2003, 08:57 PM   #3
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yup, swaret --update and swaret --upgrade
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:22 AM   #4
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thanks guys...
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:18 PM   #5
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hmm, I use only slack and when I need some new versions or something I just compile them, on slack 8.1 I used glibc-2.3.0 long before there was a slack package. I personally hate packages and prefer compiling, you may also find a lot of performance/benefits to compile new stuff when you need it.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:57 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by exodist
I personally hate packages and prefer compiling, you may also find a lot of performance/benefits to compile new stuff when you need it.
I agree. Would much rather compile from source also.
 
  


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