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san2ban 11-09-2013 10:39 PM

Upgrading Sclackware 14.0 XFCE, but it is asking to install KDE pkgs, which I do not
 
Dear Slackers
I do not want KDE bloat in 14.1, I only want to install XFCE packages. Is it not possible?

TommyC7 11-09-2013 10:46 PM

Can't you just blacklist the KDE stuff if you're using slackpkg or something?

jtsn 11-10-2013 01:06 AM

You just leave out the kde/kdei series, when upgrading. See UPGRADE.TXT section 3 for an example.

san2ban 11-10-2013 05:26 AM

But the procedure for upgrading is
1. slackpkg install-new
2. slackpkg upgrade-all
3. slackpkg clean-system

So, when I give the above command, it asks to install KDE pkgs
Should I download the new 14.1 ISO, burn DVD and Upgrade? Is it not possible over internet?
Also, when I give slackpkg-update command, where will the changelog and other files be saved? Sorry for asking a noob question, I am unable to locate the upgrade.txt file

lems 11-10-2013 05:42 AM

slackpkg saves its files in /var/lib/slackpkg.
The UPGRADE.TXT is here: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar....1/UPGRADE.TXT

You could also rsync a copy of the Slackware tree, with a command like:
Code:

rsync -vaz --exclude "source" --exclude "slackware/kde" --exclude "slackware/kdei" $RSYNCMIRROR/slackware-14.1/ .
(See http://slackblogs.blogspot.com/2009/...e-current.html for more information.)

And then use the method jtsn mentioned.

As for blacklisting:
Code:

slackpkg blacklist kde kdei
should blacklist all kde packages. (Not tested, I upgraded using UPGRADE.TXT and a custom script.)

san2ban 11-10-2013 06:18 AM

lems
Thanks for having cleared all my points
Code:

bash-4.2# cd /var/lib/slackpkg
bash-4.2# ls
CHECKSUMS.md5          PACKAGES.TXT                slackware64-filelist.gz
CHECKSUMS.md5.asc  extra-filelist.gz        testing-filelist.gz
ChangeLog.txt          patches-filelist.gz
LASTUPDATE          pkglist
bash-4.2#

Code:

bash-4.2# slackpkg install-new

Looking for NEW packages to install. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for install. Try:

        /usr/sbin/slackpkg upgrade|reinstall


bash-4.2#

Code:

bash-4.2# slackpkg install-new

Looking for NEW packages to install. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for install. Try:

        /usr/sbin/slackpkg upgrade|reinstall


bash-4.2# slackpkg upgrade-all

Checking local integrity... DONE
Looking for packages to upgrade. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for upgrade. Try:

        /usr/sbin/slackpkg install|reinstall


bash-4.2#

Actually, the PACKAGES.TXT shows a lot of files, but on slackpkg upgrade-all command, it says no packages to install
Pl. guide

san2ban 11-17-2013 01:10 AM

Changed mirror to 14.1


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