Originally posted by 187807
Using: Slackware 9.1, upgraded default packages using slapt-get (using slackware-9.1 tree on a mirror)
Question: I'm thinking about changing /etc/slapt-getrc to utilize the slackware-current tree instead of the 9.1 tree (it's telling me i'm gonna need 600+MB of .tgzs - about 228 of them)...is this okay to do? Or is Slackware-current some kind of different/special tree whose packages won't mix well with what I've already got installed?
From what I hear, swaret and slapt-get are pretty similar, so here's what I do for swaret:
I have it use the slackware-current filelist, but:
I only update individual packages, because I only really update what I use. If there's something I don't use, like KDE(Well, I use KDM, but that's the furthest extent I use KDE), I don't upgrade it. I'd just play it safe and run the program in runlevel 3, with X off, otherwise I'd be too afraid of messing with something that might freeze up the whole computer.