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Old 06-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mrclisdue View Post
There have been a couple of fairly recent threads suggesting that the option in slackpkg.conf to turn ON the download_all option will help to prevent this kind of breakage (I *believe* this has recently become the default (tho' I am a child of the 60's, so I may have hallucinated this in the changelog)).
I just checked, and it looks like the default is actually "off". From /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf:
Code:
# If this variable is set to "on", all files will be downloaded before the 
# requested operation (install or upgrade) is performed.   If set to "off", 
# then the files will be downloaded and the operation (install/upgrade) 
# performed one by one.  Default=off 
DOWNLOAD_ALL=off
Of course, my copy now has DOWNLOAD_ALL=on. This seems to me like a more desirable/safer method.
 
Old 06-10-2013, 11:08 PM   #17
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I just checked, and it looks like the default is actually "off". From /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf
But you are not running -current. As mrclisdue stated, on is the new default:

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Originally Posted by -current changelog
Fri May 24 04:18:18 UTC 2013
ap/slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-9.tgz: Rebuilt.
Set DOWNLOAD_ALL=on in slackpkg.conf by default to avoid script failures
caused by programs (wget is an example) that may require library updates.
Without this option, a program might be needed again before the supporting
libraries have been upgraded.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #18
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Praising one distro by bitching about another isn't the right way to do it.
 
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:03 AM   #19
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A distro can be good for you and bad for others.
Anyway you don't make the mistake to leave Slackware one more again.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #20
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\Anyway you don't make the mistake to leave Slackware one more again.
Bob is watching those who do.

Regards.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #21
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@ruario: You are correct. I misunderstood, and thought that it was already the default in Slackware-14.0.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #22
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I used to run Debian on a few machines and did appreciated its reliability and stability at upgrades. I did also learned to hate its unreasonable complicated package creation system when rolling your own. Converting some upstream sources into source package with all the magic debuild & devscripts, filling in control & rules etc. was a true purgatory. Its unnecessary complexity really stands out in comparison to Arch's ABS or even Slackware's SlackBuilds.
 
  


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