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Old 12-08-2010, 03:13 AM   #46
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dude we need'nt smack0talk gnome, as it is the greatest thing for linux ever.
 
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:21 AM   #47
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dude we need'nt smack0talk gnome, as it is the greatest thing for linux ever.
What exactly is that program?
Does it have a website?
 
Old 12-08-2010, 08:55 AM   #48
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I installed pre2 last night, and I played around with alacarte. I ended up having to blow away my xfce settings because xfce decided I didn't have any menu entries.

Overall, pre2 seems much faster to start than pre1, but the notification tray is still a little wonky.
 
Old 12-11-2010, 12:58 PM   #49
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I just noticed that I can only run Thunar as root. If I run Thunar from a command line as my normal user, it just seems to sit and run in the background with no errors printed to the screen. Has anyone run into this problem?
 
Old 12-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #50
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I just noticed that I can only run Thunar as root. If I run Thunar from a command line as my normal user, it just seems to sit and run in the background with no errors printed to the screen. Has anyone run into this problem?
Are you using the rworkman packages, or did you build it yourself?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 09:44 AM   #51
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I'm using Robby's packages, but the issue seems to have resolved itself. Strange.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:02 AM   #52
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is there no way to install XFCE 4.8pre1 onto slackware 13.1? some bugs with xfce in 13.1:

- can't rename terminal tabs
- trash bin always filled, even when empty
- mousepad can't use find string feature 2nd time onwards
 
Old 12-12-2010, 11:19 AM   #53
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is there no way to install XFCE 4.8pre1 onto slackware 13.1? some bugs with xfce in 13.1:

- can't rename terminal tabs
- trash bin always filled, even when empty
- mousepad can't use find string feature 2nd time onwards
These are all gone in 4.8.

Also, the items on the taskbar do not suddenly re-size when you try to click on them anymore.

I suppose that you could use the source and slackbuild scripts to re-construct all of the needed packages out of the source tree on a slackware-current FTP. Then, the slackbuild scripts in Robby's XFCE 4.8 source section might work.

There have been some pretty major changes to -current since 13.1, though ... It may just not work. All of the changes and upgrades to X11, especially, may have just altered the build environment too much.

Why not upgrade to current? It's at a pretty solid moment right now ...
 
Old 12-12-2010, 11:33 AM   #54
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Why not upgrade to current? It's at a pretty solid moment right now ...
Agreed. Current is stable for me as well. If you do decide to upgrade to -current please back up files you can not afford to lose in the unlikely event that things go awry during the upgrade.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #55
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Agreed. Current is stable for me as well. If you do decide to upgrade to -current please back up files you can not afford to lose in the unlikely event that things go awry during the upgrade.
Also, an upgrader should bear in mind that the GTK+ and X11 upgrades are very extensive and deep-cutting. Just like some of us encountered with the large round of updates covering the bulk of these moves, if you have a 13.1 system that you've done some "not so kosher" things to, some things could get broken.

If your 13.1 system has been used heavily for a long time, involving a lot of experimentation, I'd recommend backing up /etc, /home, and /boot plus /lib/modules if you're using a custom kernel, also anything else that you know you might need. Then, do a fresh install of 13.1 and reinstate your backups before jumping up to -current. If you do that, you're not likely to encounter any problems. Your /etc will then be brought up to current spec in the least painful way I can imagine, especially if you use the (P)rompt selection when incorporating .new files.
 
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Thanks for the recommendations, I'm downloading -current now to test in VirtualBox.

I'm having some difficulties converting slackware-current mirrors using the "Get Slack" mirrors from slackware.com

example, a mirror from Japan

h**p://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/slackware/slackware-current/

would translate to

RSYNCURLROOT=${RSYNCURLROOT:-"ftp.riken.jp::slackware/"}

in alien's script, but it just wouldn't connect. How do I identify the rsync uri of each mirror? thanks.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:05 PM   #57
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Thanks for the recommendations, I'm downloading -current now to test in VirtualBox.

I'm having some difficulties converting slackware-current mirrors using the "Get Slack" mirrors from slackware.com

example, a mirror from Japan

h**p://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/slackware/slackware-current/

would translate to

RSYNCURLROOT=${RSYNCURLROOT:-"ftp.riken.jp::slackware/"}

in alien's script, but it just wouldn't connect. How do I identify the rsync uri of each mirror? thanks.
You could always do something like
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lftp -c "open http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/slackware; mirror slackware-current"
EDIT
Oops I didn't actually understand his question. If someone knows the real answer please still respond.

Last edited by foodown; 12-13-2010 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:06 PM   #58
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Thanks for the recommendations, I'm downloading -current now to test in VirtualBox.

I'm having some difficulties converting slackware-current mirrors using the "Get Slack" mirrors from slackware.com

example, a mirror from Japan

h**p://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/slackware/slackware-current/

would translate to

RSYNCURLROOT=${RSYNCURLROOT:-"ftp.riken.jp::slackware/"}

in alien's script, but it just wouldn't connect. How do I identify the rsync uri of each mirror? thanks.
You can edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors to point to a -current mirror of your choice. Make sure you un-comment one mirror only. This will allow you to upgrade 13.1 to -current.
You can also use Alien Bob's current script which will create slackware-current isos for you.

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/tool...are-current.sh
 
Old 12-14-2010, 07:48 AM   #59
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I managed to download and build -current iso using mirrors near Asia, although some of the URIs from slackware mirror doesn't work. This is what I used:

# RSYNCURLROOT=${RSYNCURLROOT:-"ftp.isu.edu.tw::Slackware/"}
# RSYNCURLROOT=${RSYNCURLROOT:-"ftp.riken.jp::slackware/"}
# RSYNCURLROOT=${RSYNCURLROOT:-"ftp.nara.wide.ad.jp::slackware/"}

Using virtualbox, I've installed a stock x86 13.1 and am currently updating to -current via slackpkg

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set mirror to current (local dvd) in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
slackpkg update ;
slackpkg install-new ;
slackpkg upgrade-all ;
In general, upgrading pkgs takes a very long time. It's been 4 hours and VirtualBox is still chugging away. For stock install upgrading to -current, i.e. (non-customized, vanilla builds etc) can we slipstream the -current pkgs straight into stock 13.1 dvd and let setup install them the lightning fast way?

Or can I just boot the -current iso and install? Will I miss any packages this way? The dvd-iso I created is only 2GB, without source files. thanks.
 
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Or can I just boot the -current iso and install? Will I miss any packages this way? The dvd-iso I created is only 2GB, without source files. thanks.
Sure, you can install from the -current iso. Once you're up and running just edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors to point towards the -current mirror of your choice to update your current install. That won't take long at all.
 
  


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