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Old 10-12-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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dropline and updates

If I have slackware and dropline installed, what software would handle updates? Would I have to use swaret to keep Slackware itself current, then run another tool to keep Dropline current? What if I only wanted security updates?

Also, does anyone know where you can buy current dropline cd's? The dropline site is down at the moment, I suppose they may have more info there.

Old 10-12-2004, 05:05 PM   #2
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You can use swaret/slapt-get to update Slackware and the Dropline installer to update dropline. I'm not sure about slapt-get but /etc/swaret.conf is set to exclude any Dropline packages by default.

You can download the current ISO, using either Bittorrent or FTP, from

To help save bandwidth I suggest using Bittorrent.

Old 10-12-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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At one time, dropline was known to not play nice with current. You need to keep with just the 10.0 updates IIRC.
Old 10-12-2004, 05:54 PM   #4
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I've been using Dropline GNOME with Slackware since 9.1 and am still using it with Slackware Current. Matter of fact I just recently updated to the 2.8.0 version and the only problem I had was dbus and hal (which I disabled) and now everything is working fine.

However, having said that, as always, YMMV (your mileage may vary )



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