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moger 07-13-2004 03:06 PM

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.

sh1ft 07-13-2004 03:08 PM

I'm sure that Patrick needs a break after working up to 10.0. Just give him some time :)

netmask 07-13-2004 03:09 PM

Why update something perfect? ;)

codec 07-13-2004 04:18 PM

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.

mipia 07-13-2004 07:33 PM

why? Is that why your running linux? To keep a bleeding edge, high version number?

moger 07-13-2004 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by mipia
why? Is that why your running linux? To keep a bleeding edge, high version number?
Um no. I was just wondering why.

cereal83 07-13-2004 08:39 PM

Who is Patrick?

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

Sucks

gdiv 07-13-2004 08:56 PM

Patrick is the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars above. He has given us the gift of Slack and we revel in it.

Mephisto 07-13-2004 09:01 PM

The slightly less prosaic answer is Patrick Volkerding is the creator and maintainer of Slackware.

Genesee 07-13-2004 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by cereal83
Who is Patrick?

http://www.slackware.com/about/

cereal83 07-14-2004 12:49 AM

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 ?

SBing 07-14-2004 01:09 AM

Probably not particularly rich ;) - but I imagine he's earn't a little from it, from the Slackware store :)

Raphael M 07-14-2004 02:18 AM

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...

vrln 07-14-2004 02:51 AM

Yeah, there hasnīt really been many new releases lately anyway. I think Pat is busy shipping all the slackware 10 boxes :)

Azmeen 07-14-2004 02:52 AM

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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