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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%
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:43 AM   #76
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Debian Sid is a rolling release. It's called "Unstable". As is SW-Current. It's patently obvious these sort of issues mentioned here arise with rolling releases distros.
Surely you must know this if you have the gaul to point out what is and what isn't a rolling release.
Debian sid is not technically a 'release' as such, but a rolling development version.

This topic only relates to Slackware, and discussion of Debian, PCLinuxOS etc is not relevant.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:51 AM   #77
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You don't say...
 
Old 04-04-2018, 08:57 AM   #78
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You don't say...
Your post mentioned the term 'rolling release' three times when addressing a version of an OS which is not a rolling release. Your comments in this thread are largely irrelevant to Slackware, inflammatory, and amount to little more than trolling.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:05 AM   #79
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[Removed]. Can't you count or read what's printed in these pages??

Kind of rich coming from you when you don't know how often to do an upgrade. FYI: you ought to be doing an upgrade as soon as an update is released. This is more often than not for security reasons. However this isn't always feasible because most software programs are in open states which means an interuption to the work flow if restarted. It's for the you to decide (not that you could) to weigh the pros and cons of interrupting a service versus getting updated. I bet most sysadmins posting here probably don't even read the software update manifests.

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:15 AM   #80
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[Removed]. Can't you count or read what's in printed in these pages??
I've reported this post to the moderators. Please keep your posts more civil and maybe consider following Thumper's advice.
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If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #81
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@linuxbawks, this kind of behavior isn't acceptable at LQ. If you'd like to continue participating here, please refrain from it moving forward.

--jeremy
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:48 AM   #82
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@linuxbawks, this kind of behavior isn't acceptable at LQ. If you'd like to continue participating here, please refrain from it moving forward.

--jeremy
I know it isn't. Hardly a surprise.
The community here is let down by a handful of very specific individuals who are hell bent on a witch hunt against me. The minions who know no better follow in their footsteps. These attitudes incubate a rotten culture. You can hardly call this a workable system.
 
Old 04-04-2018, 10:00 AM   #83
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I'll be honest in the faint hope you can redeem yourself. You are brought your own witch hunt. All you have incurred is people frustrated with your uninformed, incorrect and even rude posts. The first two wouldn't be so bad if you were just willing to try learning something new instead of going off on some kind of holy war against the LinuxQuestions Slackware forum.

In short this is a classic example of this.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #84
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I'll be honest in the faint hope you can redeem yourself. You are brought your own witch hunt. All you have incurred is people frustrated with your uninformed, incorrect and even rude posts. The first two wouldn't be so bad if you were just willing to try learning something new instead of going off on some kind of holy war against the LinuxQuestions Slackware forum.

In short this is a classic example of this.
What are you on about? I have found more errors posted by users in this forum than you seem to know or care about. We may or may not have gotten off on the wrong foot but there is a peculiar pathological ineptness from *some users* in this forum who haven't been paying attention nor reading posts printed right in front of them.

Should people wish to continue this discussion further they should make a new topic or PM directly.
 
Old 04-04-2018, 12:48 PM   #85
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Debian Sid is a rolling release. It's called "Unstable". As is SW-Current. It's patently obvious these sort of issues mentioned here arise with rolling releases distros.
Surely you must know this if you have the gaul to point out what is and what isn't a rolling release.
You missed my point I think. I do not like it when false information is spread. It happens all too often in the Linux ecosystem. It is usually done so by people like yourself, who know only just enough to be dangerous, but really do not know what they are talking about.

From the Debian web site...
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The "unstable" distribution is where active development of Debian occurs. Generally, this distribution is run by developers and those who like to live on the edge.

The "unstable" distribution is always called sid.
...and from the Slackware web site:
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This is the current development tree for upcoming versions of Slackware. It's usually updated once a day, sometimes more. Things you see here will likely be included in the next stable release.
These development branches are not meant to be used as the basis for any Linux distribution. Some developers use them in this way, but the result is an influx of bugs or breakage. These development releases are meant for testers and bug squashers. The only time you should run a development branch is if you need an exceedingly bleeding edge software stack for a specific purpose. In the past I've ran such an environment for my gaming rig (for updated mesa, xorgs and firmware). Another such case was when I was developing software that was to be released with a specific platform, so that when the stable release came about, everything was in its place.
 
Old 04-04-2018, 12:48 PM   #86
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Please.Stop.Right.Now.
If you can not stay on topic, refrain from posting.
 
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:39 PM   #87
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[Back on Topic]

Further to my first post. At the moment I'm running 5 Slackware systems; three are running Slackware64-current, and two are running Slackware64 14.2. One of my -current work stations is a dual boot with OpenBSD 6.3. I also have a Debian 9 laptop(nice OS). I have found that now that development is heating up, and the updates are coming on a daily basis, that my systems are remarkably stable.
I would like to thank Mr. Volkerding and the Slackware Team for their efforts.
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:22 PM   #88
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Well, for something new, I just built and installed slapt-get, gslapt, and slapt-update-notifier on my laptop (source downloads available here). The impetus was to test these things because I may be switching my wife to Slackware one day soon when her old Macbook finally bites the dust, and I don't think she's going to go for opening any terminal windows. So far, they seem to work pretty well and are actually quite nifty. I may just keep it this way.

Oh yeah, how this relates to the thread title: slapt-update-notifier will check for updates every hour and notify me if there are any available, at which point I can click the little systray icon and have gslapt come up to do the upgrades. (Don't be confused by the name slapt-update-notifier; it works fine in regular Slackware too.)

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Old 09-06-2018, 11:27 PM   #89
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ASAP
 
Old 09-07-2018, 12:07 AM   #90
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I use the Page Monitor extension on my Chrome browser to alert me to changes in the Changelog and then use Slackpkg to update Slackware. I also use sboui to sync with the Sbo repository. When a new list comes down I use "f" and "u" to list all upgrades that are available. One at a time I can apply the upgrades on a virtual desktop while I do other stuff on another virtual desktop. Is rather simple and painless for me that way
 
  


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