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Old 07-13-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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Why haven't there been any updates to slackware current lately?


Just wondering. I haven't had any updates using swaret in a while. Usually there is updated packages every few days.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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I'm sure that Patrick needs a break after working up to 10.0. Just give him some time
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:09 PM   #3
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Why update something perfect?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:18 PM   #4
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I think there aren't any big changes in kde/gnome/x/kernel so there are no need to upgrade current. It seems that recently there aren't any important security issues in linux but in windows.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:33 PM   #5
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why? Is that why your running linux? To keep a bleeding edge, high version number?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:17 PM   #6
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why? Is that why your running linux? To keep a bleeding edge, high version number?
Um no. I was just wondering why.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:39 PM   #7
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Who is Patrick?

Also I ran swaret --update then swaret --upgrade and I had like 4 upgrades.

Sucks
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:56 PM   #8
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Patrick is the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars above. He has given us the gift of Slack and we revel in it.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 09:01 PM   #9
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The slightly less prosaic answer is Patrick Volkerding is the creator and maintainer of Slackware.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 09:02 PM   #10
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Who is Patrick?
http://www.slackware.com/about/
 
Old 07-14-2004, 12:49 AM   #11
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ohh Ok thanks ... I never knew that. I always heard you peoplee talking about him but never knew who he was.

I wonder if slack made him rish see'ing as it's free ?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 01:09 AM   #12
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Probably not particularly rich ;) - but I imagine he's earn't a little from it, from the Slackware store :)
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:18 AM   #13
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To get back to the original question....
.... I run 10.0 and I use swaret to upgrade my systems, just like I did with 9.1
When I ran 9.1, I always upgraded to 'current'
Then I did a fresh install of 10.0
I run Swaret with Version Number 10.0, which gave me two updates ( gaim & vim ) last days.
What should I tell swaret to work with now ?
"10.0" or "current" ?
I am not sure about this, thatīs why I ask...
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:51 AM   #14
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Yeah, there hasnīt really been many new releases lately anyway. I think Pat is busy shipping all the slackware 10 boxes
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:52 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by Raphael M
To get back to the original question....
.... I run 10.0 and I use swaret to upgrade my systems, just like I did with 9.1
When I ran 9.1, I always upgraded to 'current'
Then I did a fresh install of 10.0
I run Swaret with Version Number 10.0, which gave me two updates ( gaim & vim ) last days.
What should I tell swaret to work with now ?
"10.0" or "current" ?
I am not sure about this, thatīs why I ask...
Your VERSION should be current.

This is normal every time there's a major release of Slackware. Like previous posters have mentioned, even Pat needs a break every now and then
 
  


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