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Old 03-20-2004, 11:29 PM   #1
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Does slackware-current have a high probablility of being broken or buggy? I just did a swaret --upgrade as slackware-current and things started breaking. I'm suspecting that pkgtools-9.1.3 is a broken package, upgradepkg and removepkg were segfaulting.
Old 03-20-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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I upgraded to -current two days ago and it works great so far.
Old 03-20-2004, 11:49 PM   #3
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Any idea what went wrong? I started getting standard_in parse errors halfway through swaret upgrade.
Old 03-21-2004, 01:42 AM   #4
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I've never used swaret... I see so many posts about it completely hosing Slackware that I'll never use it. Theres no need to be doing full upgrades anyway... Why would you want to? Bout half or more of those progs you'll never use anyway so who cares if the package is only 5 months old instead of 1 month old.... The next Slack is due to come out in about 2 months anyway.... I keep my eyes peeled for important security updates on their site and thats it... That and keeping current with the kernel..... Good luck tho....
Old 03-21-2004, 04:17 AM   #5
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i dont use swaret for the simple fact that the developer spamed irc with messages to tell people to use it. Wrote reviews for his own software and bashed slapt-get saying it caused memory leaks (all of which be said "must have been from over zealous fans"). All of which got him banned from, thrown out of the slackware distrobution and overall generaly disliked by the opensource community. Oh, that and he's a racist.

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Old 03-21-2004, 07:36 AM   #6
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I have not had any lasting problems with Swaret.
I would be dissapointed if the comments about Linuxsneaker/xbone are true.
The assertion that he has been banned from does not appear to be true however, as I just went there,

and the project appears to be live and well. He has added a great deal of internationalisation to his project, 23 languages, and I really dont know where the racist slur comes from. Maybe I dont know whats going on, I dont know this person, but is there any true foundation to this attack?

Old 03-21-2004, 08:14 AM   #7
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usually xfre86 package fails while upgrading.after upgrade to current Xsession,Xserver,xdm-config fails.I can' change to gonome or to another.graphic login creen fails so I have to run default window which is 3
Old 03-21-2004, 12:21 PM   #8
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Have you tried a reboot after updating? I found that a program always segfaulted after I compiled it, until I rebooted and then all was fine.


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