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View Poll Results: How often do you update your system?
As soon as I see updates are available 113 61.08%
Every few days 29 15.68%
Once a week 17 9.19%
Once a week - once a month 19 10.27%
Longer than once a month 16 8.65%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 185. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:16 AM   #1
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How often do you update your system?


With the talk of updates in my previous thread, I thought it would be interesting to know how often people actually update their Slack builds. I know that this may differ radically between stable and current, but it would still be interesting and useful for me as a recent adopter to get a general overview regardless. Please note that this about how often you perform the update, not how often you check for updates.

I use slackpkg upgrade-all to check though I also use sbopkg. I'll be looking at slackrepo too re one of bassmadrigal's earlier comments. I presently update the system about once a week, though I may extend this. I think the only way is to play it by ear at the moment.

NB: the poll allows you to choose more than one answer.

Another NB: This topic only relates to Slackware.

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:33 AM   #2
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I run Slint (a Slackware derivative) and use slapt-get to get the Slackware updates. I am notified of updates by salix-update-notifier, but usually look at http://www.slackware.com/changelog/s...php?cpu=x86_64 once or twice a day, and decide when to update from this reading.

I am also registered to the slackware-security mailing list.

I don't use sbopkg at all.

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:37 AM   #3
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I run Slint (a Slackware derivative) and use slapt-get to update. I am notified of updates by salix-update-notifier, but usually look at http://www.slackware.com/changelog/s...php?cpu=x86_64 once or twice a day, and decide when to update from this reading.
slapt-get is rather tempting because of the automated dependencies, but I haven't tried to use it on Slack yet. I'm still set on doing it 'pure' [at least for now].

I realise that the time period for updating will be changeable, and the poll is multiple choice to allow for more than one answer.

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I am also registered to the slackware-security mailing list.
I didn't think of joining a mailing list for updates. That's useful. Something official and for sbopkg would be good. I'll have a look.

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:43 AM   #4
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I run current and check for and apply updates from Pat every day while I'm drinking my morning coffee.

I also keep my browser(s) and kernel updated and will usually update them as soon as new versions become available. My addon slackbuilds I'm more relaxed about and update as and when there's a reason to.

I don't use slackpkg, sbopkg, sbotool, slapt-get, or anything like that, just rsync and a couple of scripts of my own devising.

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:46 AM   #5
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(looks like out of scope)

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:48 AM   #6
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slapt-get is rather tempting because of the automated dependencies
Using this feature is optional and mostly useful for non-full Slackware installations, or derivatives. As any such tool it is to be used with caution.
 
Old 01-29-2018, 08:06 AM   #7
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I make judgements based on urgency and use patterns.
A new threat on frequently used software I try to patch immediately.
A production server running -stable with no immediate threat I will leave until a quiet period.
Personal systems running -current I tend to leave until weekends, unless an update will address a breakage that I want fixed.
 
Old 01-29-2018, 08:19 AM   #8
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(looks like out of scope)
Not at all, I enjoyed reading how you updated with your coffee!
 
Old 01-29-2018, 08:45 AM   #9
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I run Slackware64 14.2 and Slackware64-current. I update with slackpkg as soon as updates are available.
 
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:12 AM   #10
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"As soon as I see updates available" - that applies to any Security updates to my daily driver - 14.2 64-bit. For the Slackware64-current installations I'm more likely to wait longer. But its rare that I let an available update wait for more than a month. Updates include not just the slackware mirrors but also those available from SBo and alien ...
 
Old 01-29-2018, 10:30 AM   #11
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I wasn't able to vote because the option, "When I feel like it" was not available. This could mean I update right away or it could mean I update a month or longer after the fact.
 
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:30 AM   #12
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I need an option like "Much MUCH longer than once a month". Until a few weeks ago I had a 14.0 32 bit Slackware system for DAW work o9n this, my main PC (alongside this 14.2 Multilib) and once I built what was the latest stable kernel for low-latency, realtime, no deep system files were updated for years. Recently I upgraded it first to 14.1 and then to 14.2, all in one day and manually, (still 32 bit) and I'm not yet perfectly happy that I did.

If I can possibly avoid it I will never use any auto-updating service. I see zero need to risk my base system once I have poured many hours into getting everything exactly the way I want it. Did I mention I despise rolling releases?
 
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Old 01-29-2018, 03:25 PM   #13
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As mentioned in other thread...If its a Slackware package then as soon as updates are available....If SBo then only if its a security update and even then only if its critical.
 
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:07 PM   #14
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I have a couple of feeds in my feed-reader that I watch:

http://slackfeeds.sagredo.eu/ has feeds for Slackware and
https://slackbuilds.org/rss/ChangeLog.rss is for SBo.

Then I update Slackware as updates come and SBo once a week. But I usually cheat with SBo and watch the submissions and update them as the are approved.
 
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I have a couple of feeds in my feed-reader that I watch:

http://slackfeeds.sagredo.eu/ has feeds for Slackware and
https://slackbuilds.org/rss/ChangeLog.rss is for SBo.

Then I update Slackware as updates come and SBo once a week. But I usually cheat with SBo and watch the submissions and update them as the are approved.
Thank you for those!
 
  


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