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Old 06-24-2005, 12:14 AM   #1
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Talking Does anyone use slapt-get? - Slack current

Does anyone use slapt-get Iv'e been using it for about a month and a half and it works great! Nothing broke! (maybe not yet anyway)

Well anyway right now i'm using Slackware Current (kernel 2.6.10) I just have two questions:

Is it ok to use Slackware Current since i'm running this system as a regular Desktop?

Does anyone else run Slackware Current if so how so?
Old 06-24-2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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there may be an occasional problem or two with current, but I haven't run into anything major in a long time. you can use slapt-get or swaret, etc., or just use the mirrors and upgradepkg.

the most important rule is to read the changelog regularly (note I said "read" not "glance" - if Pat says something it's for a reason )
Old 06-24-2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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this is what I do, every day i check the change log and if its updated, i download the slackbuild of it. open up the slackbuild and read it to see if he changed anything around and if i think i need it ill build it. some times you'll see the if[1=2];whatever fi it does take time but i think its worth the time to see what is actually being upgraded.
Old 06-24-2005, 01:44 AM   #4
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I've been using slapt-get for a few months now and I like it very much.

I don't use it for automated updates, or updating the whole system, but for individual packages, and packages that are not included in the official Slackware release, it is a great tool to have.
Old 06-24-2005, 09:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for everyones replies, for now on before I do a system upgrade of packages I will read the change log before I do so and, exclude any packages that may break my system. I always leave the default exclude list intact (alsa, kernel upgrades, etc). I thought I was only a few that use it. I also too use it to install packages that's not included in the default installation.


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