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Old 10-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #1
mfoley
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How to reinstate a removed package


I just accidentally removed a package (firefox), when I meant to upgrade it. Now I can't upgrade because there is no current package. I don't find any documentation on reinstating a removed package. How do I do this?

Later ...

Never mind, I figured it out:

slackpkg install packagename

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Old 10-04-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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As a follow-up (and to remove this from the zero reply list), you can also do this using with the native installpkg and upgradepkg programs.

Code:
installpkg $packagename
upgradepkg --install-new $packagename
 
Old 10-04-2018, 04:13 PM   #3
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As a further follow up to both your posts: OP, do take a look at this earlier post from bass for more info on using installpkg/upgradepkg:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...5/#post5809664
 
Old 10-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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I've been struggling with trying to remove all of pulseaudio from 14.2 multilib and I only bring that up here because Firefox is, or can be, quite an obstacle to that process since the default release depends on pulse. However so far the ESR releases either haven't got that hard dependency or at least respond well and properly to launching via "apulse firefox" so recently I decided to try the version of Firefox-ESR that comes in Current namely v60.2.2.

The 60.2.2 package provided by Current doesn't work for me on 14.2 but the 60.2 blob available from the Firefox ftp site can be extracted in /usr/lib64/, or elsewhere and then copy-pasted there, and it works just fine.
 
Old 10-09-2018, 02:37 PM   #5
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The 60.2.2 package provided by Current doesn't work for me on 14.2 but the 60.2 blob available from the Firefox ftp site can be extracted in /usr/lib64/, or elsewhere and then copy-pasted there, and it works just fine.
If you're just grabbing the binary from Mozilla, you can use ruario's latest-firefox script to create and optionally install a Slackware package from the Mozilla binary. You can also specify specific versions for it to download and package.
 
  


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