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Old 12-20-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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slapt-get or swaret?


Just wondering which one you guys prefer: slapt-get, swaret, or some other package updater I dont know about?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 06:08 PM   #2
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slackpkg has always worked for me. Used swaret in the past and didn't have any problems however.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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I have used Slapt-Get for the last couple of months. It's really good with updates. I haven't had any problems with it yet. The --search function could be a little better, as it returns anything contain the string you search on. I have heard of people hosing their systems by accidently updating system critical stuff, but I haven't had any problems like that myself. I'd recommend slapt-get. It's even included on the 10.2 extras CD.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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I've recently used slap-get (via gslapt) with no problems, but only for a short time.

I used Swaret for several months a while back, and had very few problems.

However, my fav is slackpkg. It's included on the cd for a reason
It may not have the features of the others, but in my experience, it does the best job of syncing you exactly to the mirror.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:39 PM   #5
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Go with Slackpkg.
It is easy to use, configure, and will do anything you need.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 10:33 AM   #6
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slackpkg all the way, bro.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 09:30 AM   #7
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I've been reading this forum now more than ever since i installed Slackware on my laptop and lookin' for a package manager.

I'm not a master yet of installpkg, but I going to keep reading posts on here before making a decision.

I do have swaret on my pc, and it works well, but doesn't seem to have alot of packages to install.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 10:45 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zhizaki
I have used Slapt-Get for the last couple of months. It's really good with updates. I haven't had any problems with it yet. The --search function could be a little better, as it returns anything contain the string you search on. I have heard of people hosing their systems by accidently updating system critical stuff, but I haven't had any problems like that myself. I'd recommend slapt-get. It's even included on the 10.2 extras CD.
The search looks at the package names, location, version, and description. If you are looking for a package named foo, --search ^foo would help trim the output. ^foo$ is more explicit. See regex (5) for more information.


take care,
jason
 
Old 12-28-2005, 11:08 PM   #9
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i've used slackpkg to keep current and never had a problem....you can choose your mirror, choose what you wanna blacklist, such as kernel and stuff...slackpkg is my choice.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:30 PM   #10
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I like slackpkg
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:04 AM   #11
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$lackpkg is the money

I have to agree that slackpkg is the way to go.
I've tried swaret and the search did not work nearly as well as that of slackpkg. I've also found slackpkg to be a great deal faster.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:13 AM   #12
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How about just upgradepkg *.tgz by hand? But seriously, I have also tried all three, and so far the best method for me is just getting alerts from slackware and getting the packages manually that way. It actually isn't that hard nor does it take a lot of time.
 
  


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