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Old 06-02-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Make slackpkg prefer /extra over /slackware when listing packages to update

How do you make slackpkg prefer packages in /extra over the core default packages in /slackware? For instance, I have firefox- installed and slackpkg wants to install the firefox 1.5.x.x from /slackware rather than the recently released

I've tried a few things in the slackpkg.conf file but it doesn't help. I saw a setting that set the order of directories that get downloaded by slackpkg but that was no good.

Anyway, if you have any ideas I'd appreciate them.

Old 06-02-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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I figured it out. About two seconds after I posted the above it dawned on me what I was doing wrong.

I had to change /extra to be preferred over /slackware but not over /patches. OOPS. :P


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