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Old 08-19-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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Blacklist package group from slackpkg


Is there a way to blacklist a whole package group (e.g KDE) in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist?

I have a clean 14.0 install that I'd like to upgrade to -current-I didn't install the KDE group but slackpkg install-new pulls in some new packages from the KDE group. Obviously I can sort this manually if the answer is no.
Old 08-19-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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I'd do it like this. Get the package names somewhere, for example from a Slackware source DVD. You should get something like this:

Then do a simple pipe:

# ls > blacklist.txt
This saves you from typing all package names manually, and it's a lot more accurate.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:34 AM   #3
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slackpkg blacklist kde
will present you a handy list of all kde packages. Just check packages you want to blacklist.

If you want to have all packages blacklisted by default in that list, just set
in /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf

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