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Old 10-07-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Are the programs in util-linux the same version as those in util-linux-ng?

I have just upgraded from 13.1 to 13.37. First of all, I would like to thank the Slackware team for their fantastic work - this was the first time that I have done an upgrade and it went really smoothly - so thanks a lot - it's much easier than doing a clean install!

I followed the instructions in UPGRADE.TXT, of course, and at the end it advises us to remove util-linux-ng after having checked that util-linux is correctly installed.

However when I ran removepkg for util-linux-ng, it brought messages that it could not remove the programs because they were referenced in another package. I assume that the "other" package is util-linux and that the programs are all the same version - even though some appear to have no version number.

I am just checking - I don't have a problem (yet). I'm sorry I can't paste the messages but I cannot easily reporduce the messages and, due to a quirk with mc/screen/root, the messages are lost.

Basically I just want to be reassured that everything is ok.. Ta.
Old 10-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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It's just a consequence of upstream dropping the 'ng' suffix from their name. It's still the same package (13.37 will be a more recent version).
It's a pretty important package. If you'd done it wrong, you would know about it!
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Thanks - I just wanted to be sure - apart from losing boot messages when using the frame buffer terminal - everything is running very smoothly. Cheers


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