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Old 11-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Slackpkg - /var/log/packages broken

I get the following after running slackpkg upgrade-all:

Checking local integrity... DONE
You have a broken /var/log/packages - with two versions of the same package.
The list of packages duplicated in your machine are shown below, but don't
worry about this list - when you select your action, slackpkg will show a
better list:


You can (B)lacklist, (R)emove, or (I)gnore these packages.
Select your action (B/R/I):
I'm running 32 bit slackware 14. I've successfully updated this installation a couple of times already but this happened following installation of the nvidia driver. I first used the slackbuilds nvidia packages but rolled them back in favor of the binary package from nvidia after experiencing some problems.

I've removed and re-installed both packages and rebooted to try and fix this but I'm still getting the same message. These two packages should be able to co-exist, right? I mean one is dependent on the other. Any ideas on how to fix?
Old 11-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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You should remove one of them
Old 11-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist-noarch-1 blacklists the xf86-video-nouveau-git_20120323_efd7a52-i486-1. Essentially rendering the nouveau driver (the git-20120323-etc. package) useless. If you want to use it, I would remove the blacklist package, otherwise you're probably not using it right now (if you do have an nvidia GPU).
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I solved that problem by putting this in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist:
# Nouveau driver
Old 12-02-2012, 05:21 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by croftad1 View Post
I think, It because of, you used installpkg command instead of upgradepkg command.
You can use
# upgradepkg --install-new pkgname


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