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michaelslack 12-05-2014 09:25 PM

slackpkg+: how to keep one package in slackware being upgraded by a 3rd party repos?
 
Dear slackpkg+ers,

A followup from an earlier question: I am using slackpkg+ to maintain AlienBOB's ktown but one package there, harfbuzz, breaks his libreoffice. His recommendation is to downgrade harfbuzz back to the version in slackware64-current, which seems to work fine.

However now slackpkg+ wants to upgrade harfbuzz to the ktown version again.

My slackpkgplus.conf file has the following:

Code:

REPOPLUS=( slackpkgplus alienbobcurrent alienbob ktown4 ktown5)

PKGS_PRIORITY=( ktown5:.* ktown4:.* )

MIRRORPLUS['alienbob']=http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/sbrepos/14.1/x86_64/
MIRRORPLUS['alienbobcurrent']=http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/sbrepos/current/x86_64/
MIRRORPLUS['slackpkgplus']=http://slakfinder.org/slackpkg+/
MIRRORPLUS['ktown4']=http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/current/latest/x86_64/
MIRRORPLUS['ktown5']=http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/current/testing/x86_64/

and so I am guessing the way to go is to replace

Code:

ktown5:.*
inside PKGS_PRIORITY with

Code:

ktown5:<regexp indicating everything except harfbuzz>
(and similarly for ktown4). However, this is beyond my regexp vocabulary.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks,

Michael

dijetlo 12-06-2014 05:06 AM

Slapackg+ has a blacklist option.
It will let you "blacklist" the package so slackpkg will ignore any updates or upgrades to it.

michaelslack 12-06-2014 03:17 PM

Thanks for the reply. Yes I'm aware of the blacklist option. The only issue with that is that if there is a subsequent update of that package in -current then it will be missed.

Cheers,

Michael

willysr 12-06-2014 06:06 PM

Yes, even though you can use any automatic tools. It's recommended to read the changelog and make any necessary changes

phi11ip 12-07-2014 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by michaelslack (Post 5280574)
Thanks for the reply. Yes I'm aware of the blacklist option. The only issue with that is that if there is a subsequent update of that package in -current then it will be missed.

Cheers,

Michael

Then the greylist might be a better option for you.

zerouno 12-13-2014 03:37 PM

Solved (thanks to phenixia2003)

Upgrade slackpkg+ to 1.4.0 and put
PKGS_PRIORITY=( patches:harfbuzz slackware64:harfbuzz ktown5 ktown4 )
in your config file.

chrisretusn 12-15-2014 04:14 AM

Minor note: README is missing from /slackpkg+/src

zerouno 12-15-2014 04:17 AM

mmm.

there is it.
But apache hide it. If you point directly you can see it.
http://slakfinder.org/slackpkg+/src/README

I will fix when I've time.

However you can also see it on sourceforge
http://sourceforge.net/p/slackpkgplu...ster/tree/src/

chrisretusn 12-15-2014 04:31 AM

I see... ;)

I like to build things makes me feel good. Pulled it from the package. :)

michaelslack 12-15-2014 06:28 AM

Perfect, thank you phenexia2003
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by phenixia2003 (Post 5282078)
Hello,

... the issue reported by michaelslack would have easily been fixed with the priorities rules below :
Code:

PKGS_PRIORITY=( patches:harfbuzz slackware64:harfbuzz ktown5:.* ktown4:.* )

Terrific! Marking as solved.

Cheers,

Michael


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