Originally Posted by mrclisdue
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:
# 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
Of course, my copy now has DOWNLOAD_ALL=on. This seems to me like a more desirable/safer method.