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Old 07-26-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Warning to Slapt-get/Swaret users running Slackware-Current


I do not run Slapt-get or Swaret but on reviewing this mornings changelog it looks like the automatic update tools could mess up your system.

All three python packages were merged into one package:

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d/python-2.4.3-i486-3.tgz: Merged the python, python-demo,and python-tools packages, bloating the python package by a whopping 2%!
I suspect the old python-tools and python-demo would be left and the system and subsequent manual removal may mess things up.

Also be care with x11 updates. Font-config and freetype were split out from x11-devel so make sure your update includes the separate font-config and freetype packages.

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x/fontconfig-2.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Split fontconfig into a separate package. Look, we're modularizing for ease of maintainance! :-)
x/freetype-2.1.9-i486-1.tgz: Split freetype into a separate package. Patched CVE-2006-1861 linux 2.6.x setuid() related bugs. (* Security fix *)
x/x11-6.9.0-i486-5.tgz: Rebuilt. Removed fontconfig/freetype files. Patched some more possible linux 2.6.x setuid() related bugs:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg-announce
/2006-June/000100.html(* Security fix *)
x/x11-devel-6.9.0-i486-5.tgz: Rebuilt. Removed fontconfig/freetype files. Patched with setuid() usage fixes as described above. Again, this issue is only vulnerable on certain 2.6 kernels. (* Security fix *)
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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Also:

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d/ruby-1.8.4-i486-1.tgz: Added Ruby since Amarok needs it...
and:

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xap/vim-gvim-7.0.042-i486-1.tgz: Renamed from "xvim", now requires the
vim package from the AP series. Shared files have been eliminated.
The first may automatically be detected as needed, since it is an Amarok dep, but the second will be missed.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for this. I am bad and don't read the changelog often - no wonder I get funny system errors.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:23 PM   #4
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heh, i've just messed up my testing/spare partition for trying current with a slackpkg upgrade-all

Code:
kde could'nt find startkdeconfig or something like that...
vim won't start, (can't remember libso) 
Nvidia driver install complained of a symlink
a few others, can't remember
It's all good, sorry for sounding newbish, 1st current try.
I don't wanna go offtopic/hijack thread here, but what is the recommended way to install current? I was gonna try the isos...
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:44 PM   #5
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It's all good, sorry for sounding newbish, 1st current try. I don't wanna go offtopic/hijack thread here, but what is the recommended way to install current? I was gonna try the isos...
Well the "official" Slackware package manager is pkgtools. From the slackware directory
Code:
upgradepkg --install-new ./*/*.tgz
regards,
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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upgradepkg --install-new ./*/*.tgz

Doesn't that install every package on the cd?
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:13 PM   #7
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no, it upgrades any existing package and installs any non existing. If you only want to upgrade the existing, you can leave off the --install-new ...but certain things (such as KDE) won't work since they depend on a few packages that arn't in 10.2

regards,
...drkstr

**edit**
although it's not to hard to just grab the extra few packages that don't get picked up without the install-new

Last edited by drkstr; 07-27-2006 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:45 PM   #8
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thanks for this post, kde wont work because of a missing lib which could be found in fontconfig package, ill try to be more careful next time =)
 
Old 07-28-2006, 04:45 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shepper
Also be care with x11 updates. Font-config and freetype were split out from x11-devel so make sure your update includes the separate font-config and freetype packages.
Two less things to listen to people bitch about Dropline over.

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