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Old 04-10-2021, 10:47 PM   #1
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slackpkg blacklist for single package?


Noticed recently, that with a `slackpkg clean-system` the steamclient (from alienBOB) comes up as wanting to be removed, however, it is blacklisted in my /etc/slackpkg/blacklist as "steamclient" (without quotes) as it always has been. This worked in the past to stop it from being removed with this operation.

I noticed it is no longer listed here:
http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peo...urrent/x86_64/

Maybe that's the reason? As `slackpkg search steam` results in:
Code:
No package name matches the pattern.
However, isn't the blacklist still supposed to be ignored even if the package doesn't exist within a slackpkg+ repo?
 
Old 04-10-2021, 11:07 PM   #2
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Post Works fine here

I just made a test and blacklist works fine here.

Code:
root@darkstar:~# touch /var/lib/pkgtools/packages/anyname-0.00.0-noarch-1_tst
root@darkstar:~# slackpkg clean-system
And "package" anyname was selected to remove.

Code:
root@darkstar:~# echo -e "anyname\n" >> /etc/slackpkg/blacklist
root@darkstar:~# slackpkg clean-system
and it was not selected or even appeared in list.

Could you post the exact name of package and how the line is coded in blacklist?
 
Old 04-11-2021, 02:54 AM   #3
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steamclient is a x86 package and can be found here. So it's normal not to find it in the x86_64 repository.

As explained in this post, blacklist will not work for x86 packages when you have a x86_64 system.

Your x86_64 system is working as designed:

- Search for a x86 package with "slackpkg search" gives no result
- Blacklisting a x86 package will not prevent it from appearing in "slackpkg clean-system"

Last edited by gegechris99; 04-11-2021 at 02:55 AM. Reason: typo
 
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:17 PM   #4
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steamclient is a x86 package and can be found here. So it's normal not to find it in the x86_64 repository.

As explained in this post, blacklist will not work for x86 packages when you have a x86_64 system.

Your x86_64 system is working as designed:

- Search for a x86 package with "slackpkg search" gives no result
- Blacklisting a x86 package will not prevent it from appearing in "slackpkg clean-system"
That's understandable thanks. Although i'm pretty confident, that since steamclient package was first installed (years ago now) the previous blacklisting sufficed, i think only in recent months it's started to appear in the clean-system output.
 
  


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