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Old 09-06-2019, 06:31 AM   #1
Chuck56
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slackpkg blacklist


A lot of work going on behind the scenes on an upcoming maintenance release of slackpkg-2.84 by rworkman and the downstream impacts to slackpkg+-1.7.0 by zerouno:

slackpkg 2.84.0_beta1 - Testing Wanted - https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ed-4175643527/

Looks like the team is up to beta6 on slackpkg and is proposing some changes to blacklist functionality. I'm not using the beta but I have spent some time cleaning up my blacklists recently. My most unusual blacklist is for an old Acer Aspire One netbook that is running 32 bit, 14.2-smp. I cut out the comment lines for brevity.

Code:
kernel-firmware-20160628git                                                                         
kernel-generic-[0-9]+                                                                               
kernel-generic-smp-4.4.14_smp                                                                       
kernel-headers-[0-9]+                                                                               
kernel-headers-4.4.14_smp                                                                           
kernel-huge-[0-9]+                                                                                  
kernel-huge-smp-4.4.14_smp                                                                          
kernel-module-ecryptfs                                                                              
kernel-modules-[0-9]+                                                                               
kernel-modules-smp-4.4.14_smp                                                                       
kernel-source-4.4.14                                                                                
kernel-source-4.4.14_smp                                                                            
                                                                                                    
[0-9]+_SBo                                                                                          
[0-9]+_1alien                                                                                       
kde-l10n                                                                                            
calligra                                                                                            
sbopkg
Usually "slackpkg update, install-new upgrade-all & clean-system" does the trick on 14.2 unless a kernel upgrade is thrown in the mix.

For the kernel upgrades I usually "slackpkg download kernel" then select generic, huge, modules & source. I use installpkg for the downloaded files and "mkinitrd -F x.x.x" for the new kernel. LILO is updated with the old and new kernel just in case I need to fallback after reboot. I picked up this habit from all the smart folks here at LQ that shared their kernel administration process over the years.

My blacklist prevents all the original 32 bit, 14.2 kernel files and the more recent non-smp kernels from showing up in the slackpkg download list. So what does your blacklist look like & why?
 
Old 09-07-2019, 11:42 AM   #2
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No-one's replied so far so I will, this is mine, I'll remove some of the comments:


Code:
kernel-generic
kernel-generic-smp
kernel-huge
kernel-huge-smp
kernel-modules
kernel-modules-smp
kernel-source

#adding these too, not in the original blacklist but they will be upgraded 
#by slackpkg if not blacklisted

kernel-firmware
kernel-headers

[0-9]+_SBo
[0-9]+_slonly
[0-9]+alien

PyQt
# depend for qpaeq

libreoffice

libxkbcommon
# depend for qpaeq

qt5
qt5-webkit
#depend for qpaeq

#sip
#depend on qpaeq, keep 4.19.14

#some individual packages below

sbopkg
spotify
vivaldi-stable
skypeforlinux
I don't like some programs being updated, I prefer to do it manually or for them to stay the version they are [e.g. Spotify].

Looking at my blacklist, it seems that my biggest concern is getting qpaeq to stay working - but then I do listen to a lot of music on the laptop.
 
Old 09-08-2019, 03:53 PM   #3
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slackpkg blacklist

For manual updates, I rather go with slackpkg+ greylist (that's quite the only feature I have a use of since I usually work from terminal with a local mirror of current and ktown).
 
Old 09-08-2019, 06:27 PM   #4
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For manual updates, I rather go with slackpkg+ greylist (that's quite the only feature I have a use of since I usually work from terminal with a local mirror of current and ktown).
I agree that slackpkg+ greylist is a must-have feature for manual updates. I found the greylist looses some value when automating the slackpkg process. There is a lot more functionality built-in to slackpkg and "man slackpkg.conf" was an eye opener for me.
 
  


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