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Old 10-17-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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decent software maintainers


does anyone know of any decent software maintainers that will automatically update software and its dependancies? or are we stuck?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:18 AM   #2
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apt-get install debian
emerge gentoo
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:24 AM   #3
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for slackware -> swaret
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:25 AM   #4
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for slackware -> swaret
thats the 1 im looking for
thanks

will this allow me to upgrade and keep inline with new releases of the distro (i.e. go from 9.1 to 9.2 without reinstalling?)
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:41 AM   #5
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yes it will
but you'll have some *.new files hanging around (in /etc for example) but those are quickly removed...

I install with my Slackware 9.0 cd's, install swaret, and then it begins:
Insert my cd with crucial updates (I don't feel like downloading everything twice or more...) so glibc and gcc and the likes get updated, and then I run an update against a slackware mirror (easily configured). I see what else I would like, and I am before the final updates already running slackware 9.1

and now I just keep up to date by running swaret with the current branch ...
 
  


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