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Old 12-08-2002, 06:09 PM   #1
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Slackware RPMs

Is there a feature in Slackware to keep your RPMs up to date, similiar to that of RedHat?
Old 12-08-2002, 08:49 PM   #2
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No, not unless it is part of that RPM. Slackware does not pull a Microsoft Windows on your machine. It only contains tested and proven packages. Running the lastest and greatest all the time is not likely a good idea.
Old 12-08-2002, 09:22 PM   #3
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RPM is not really for Slackware. I do not think I have ever seen a RPM built for Slackware. I always steer clear of them because they wouldn't be complied for the correct libraries. However, for the Slack package management program (pkgtool), starting with Slack 8.1 you could check out a package called "autopkg". It requires the new package naming system in Slack 8.1. That is why it will not work on an older distribution.

I just tried and the site wasn't reachable from my system. But you could google autopkg and get the links from other sites.
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I couldn't reach the autopkg site myself. But you can always get the package from


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