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View Poll Results: How are people keeping Slackware up to date
Slackpkg 92 74.80%
Slackroll 2 1.63%
Slapt-get 2 1.63%
Swaret 0 0%
Local mirror 11 8.94%
Your own update script 11 8.94%
Other 5 4.07%
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #31
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I mirrored a slackware server to my own rootserver and added it to the list in /etc/slackpkg.
Slackpkg works well for me on my current machine.
Old 04-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
I voted Slackware Mirror but I seldom do updates between new releases. When I do, I prefer to download the updated packages and run upgradepkg myself.
I do something similar, but I do updates a little bit more, especially after last big update, when I elected to download the ISO of slackware64-current, and found that the proprietary AMD graphics drivers do not play well with x-server version 14. When I went back to the release of Slackware 14, and upgraded from there, it worked much better.
Old 04-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #33
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Because of dialup, slackpkg with a local mirror on usb key kept current from computer at work.
Old 04-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #34
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slackroll, of course.
Old 04-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #35
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #36
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slackpkg and slackpkg+ from zerouno, to update the multilib stuff
Old 04-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #37
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When a new release of Slackware is published, and early adopters have pounded on it for a while and Pat + friends have applied a few bugfixes, I assess its new capabilities and my current requirements, and decide whether it makes sense to upgrade.

If so, I choose a noncritical machine, put in a new disk, and make a fresh install of the new release. I mount the old disk to copy over its data, label it with the date, package it, and put it in a drawer as a backup (to be wiped and re-used later if the backup is not needed).

The new machine is stress-tested for a few months, to reveal any problems. I try to hit it with all of my use-cases.

If it passes the stress-test, I upgrade some or all of my other machines as well. If it does not, I may keep the new Slackware on that machine or revert it to the older version, which is known to work. Most of the time this is just a matter of pulling the old disk out of the drawer and putting it back in the machine.
Old 04-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #38
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Oompa loompas and a shoe horn.

Oh, how do I keep SLACKWARE updated? Slackpkg...
Old 04-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by rg3 View Post
slackroll, of course.
But did you vote for Slackroll or "Your own update script"?
Old 04-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #40
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Slackpkg. My ISP runs a very quick mirror and because I'm a customer the bandwidth is not counted towards my quota.
Old 04-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by tux_dude View Post
What do you choose if using slackpkg with local mirror? I'm using Alien's mirror script.
That's pretty much what I do also - I voted slackpkg, it just works easily with that setup
Old 04-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #42
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I recently changed from networkmanager to wicd (as i can use wicd-client on bash) and run slackpkg on bash (no X loaded)

I've been happy ever since.
Old 04-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #43
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I'm a bit less efficiently set up than most other respondents: I have firefox live bookmarks set up on feeds for both and I check them when I start up firefox each morning and then run slackpkg at the shell if necessary.

Old 04-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #44
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I was sort of thinking...

If you voted local mirror, do you update using that mirror directly, or do you, like I do, use slackpkg on that local mirror?

This is why I voted slackpkg, as that is what I use regardless of local mirror or non-local mirror.

Perhaps I think to much...


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