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Old 11-28-2018, 09:57 AM   #556
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Hi,

I created Slackware is alive!!! It's Alive!! It's Alive!! thread because of the negativity towards Slackware. Some poor responses to the thread Is Slackware dying? caused me some concern. I did not want to reply to that thread but I wanted a thread that did show Slackware is a continued active developed Gnu/Linux with that point should not be ignored.

Rumors and poor points of view have no place on this forum.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:27 AM   #557
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Hi,

I created Slackware is alive!!! It's Alive!! It's Alive!! thread because of the negativity towards Slackware. Some poor responses to the thread Is Slackware dying? caused me some concern. I did not want to reply to that thread but I wanted a thread that did show Slackware is a continued active developed Gnu/Linux with that point should not be ignored.

Rumors and poor points of view have no place on this forum.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
So you opened one more useless thread to answer a useless thread. And we already had a similar one. To me this is just answering spam by spam, why not just don't feed the trolls instead? When I open LQ that's most often to check if if I can be of any help. Such threads make that harder, decreasing the signal/noise ratio of this forum.

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Old 11-28-2018, 11:35 AM   #558
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Hi,

I disagree! I as a LQ member have the right to generate a thread with my opinion for a situation relative to the forum. There have been several negative replies & slanted thread opinions posted about Slackware on the Slackware forum.

As you are a LQ member then you too have those same rights via LQ Rules and I will respect that. You can judge and call it more noise but that too is your opinion. My posting history does show my intents when posting here at LQ. Not meant as spam but try to inform and provide a valid view point/opinion.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:09 AM   #559
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Hi,

Eric has been busy this new year!

KDE Plasma5 – Jan ’19 release for Slackware
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KDE time!
Here is your monthly refresh for the best Desktop Environment you will find for Linux. I just uploaded “KDE-5_19.01” to the ‘ktown‘ repository. As always, these packages are meant to be installed on a Slackware-current which has had its KDE4 removed first. These packages will not work on Slackware 14.2. It looks like Slackware is not going to be blessed with Plasma5 any time soon, so I will no longer put an artificial limitation on the dependencies I think are required for a solid Plasma5 desktop experience. If Pat ever decides that Plasma5 has a place in the Slackware distro, he will have to make a judgement call on what KDE functionality can stay and what needs to go.
What’s new for January 2019

This new January 2019 release of KDE Plasma5 for Slackware contains the KDE Frameworks 5.54.0, Plasma 5.14.5 and Applications 18.12.1. All this on top of Qt 5.11.3.
Be sure to check out his blog; https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/ or https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/comments/feed/

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:01 AM   #560
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Slackware -current

Hi,

Lately there have been loads of posts related to Slackware64 -current and Slackware -current so I am adding this to the thread again.

Earlier in this thread I presented these options but if you as a new Slackware user and wish to use Slackware64 -currrent then the best way is to use;
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Slackware®: -current <- 'You can use Alien_Bob's-script -mirror-slackware-current.sh <- To download -current, create cdrom/dvd Or Alien_Bob's-script -mirror-slackware-current.sh <- UK backup of script script to download the '-current' of choice ( 'x86' meaning 32bit or 'x86_64' meaning 64bit). + You can either pass parameters or edit the script to create the 'ISO' medium of choice. + Plus select a mirror to use. Or create a 'mirror-slackware-current.conf' by passing '-w' to the mirror-slackware-current.sh, the .conf file will be created in the same directory as the script file. You can edit 'mirror-slackware-current.conf' to suit your needs since the file is well documented. The script mirror-slackware-current.sh is well documented to allow you choices if you desire this route. + AlienBob is a Slackware® contributor and has graciously provided the scripts/tools. So an ata-boy and a big Thank You to AlienBob.
You can use the 'mirror-slackware-current.conf' file to configure how you wish to use locally. Please read ''mirror-slackware-current.conf' and 'mirror-slackware-current.sh' to see how to handle custom usage. As usual AlienBob provides well documented scripts and excellent means to use your Slackware.

Most new user are not aware of these options. Remember that https://docs.slackware.com/start can provide loads of useful information for a Slackware user, new or old can benefit from those pages.

Warning: New users should realize that running '-current' on a production environment is not recommended but if you want to experiment then do so with caution.
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Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:43 PM   #561
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Hi,

Lately there have been loads of posts related to Slackware64 -current and Slackware -current so I am adding this to the thread again.

Earlier in this thread I presented these options but if you as a new Slackware user and wish to use Slackware64 -currrent then the best way is to use;You can use the 'mirror-slackware-current.conf' file to configure how you wish to use locally. Please read ''mirror-slackware-current.conf' and 'mirror-slackware-current.sh' to see how to handle custom usage. As usual AlienBob provides well documented scripts and excellent means to use your Slackware.

Most new user are not aware of these options. Remember that https://docs.slackware.com/start can provide loads of useful information for a Slackware user, new or old can benefit from those pages.

Warning: New users should realize that running '-current' on a production environment is not recommended but if you want to experiment then do so with caution.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
-current is generally more stable then most production OS', so .... Thanks for keeping the thread updated and fresh.
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:52 AM   #562
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Important Slackware Information

Hi,

Several posts requesting Slackware store & donation information so I update Slackware®-Links and this thread with information;
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From Slackware®-Links
Slackware® Home <- Slackware® Linux Project + The Slackware® Store is no more but if you want official Slackware merchandise then use Patrick's Official Licensed Slackware Store
Donate Information: If you wish to donate to Patrick for his continued need for support then you can use; https://www.paypal.me/volkerdi or use snail mail; Patrick Volkerdi PO BOX 172, Sebeka, MN 56477
Addition for this thread;

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Plus if you wish to donate to Patrick for his continued need for support then you can use; https://www.paypal.me/volkerdi

Or to Patrick direct then see Patrick's post; Snail Mail at P.O. Box 172, Sebeka, MN 56477
Edit: Please do not forget AlienBob(Eric Hameleers) continued contributions to Slackware community by donating via the donate button on his blog.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!

Last edited by onebuck; 04-09-2019 at 11:47 AM. Reason: add comment & link to information.
 
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:38 PM   #563
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Thunderbird

Hi,

I keep getting upgrade notices for Thunderbird. So I went over to; https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.2/slac...k14.2.txz.html and

downloaded http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla..._slack14.2.txz for my Slackware64 14.2 install.


I used upgradepkg --install-new mozilla-thunderbird-60.6.1-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz to upgrade the Thunderbird package.


But I had to upgrade my zlib so I got; http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla..._slack14.2.txz

I then used; upgradepkg --install-new zlib-1.2.11-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz to upgrade my zlib.

I have been thinking about modifying raurio's latest-firefox script to download Thunderbird but have not got about doing it yet.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:46 PM   #564
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Hello,

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Hi,

I keep getting upgrade notices for Thunderbird. So I went over to; https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.2/slac...k14.2.txz.html and

downloaded http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla..._slack14.2.txz for my Slackware64 14.2 install.


I used upgradepkg --install-new mozilla-thunderbird-60.6.1-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz to upgrade the Thunderbird package.


But I had to upgrade my zlib so I got; http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla..._slack14.2.txz

I then used; upgradepkg --install-new zlib-1.2.11-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz to upgrade my zlib.

I have been thinking about modifying raurio's latest-firefox script to download Thunderbird but have not got about doing it yet.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
Why not just:
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
?

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Old 04-26-2019, 12:05 AM   #565
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sorry onebuck,
IMHO should be better using https://packages.slackware.com instead that pkgs.org...
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:27 PM   #566
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Hi,

Thanks for the link!

But I do prefer my methods.

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Old 04-26-2019, 03:11 PM   #567
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But I do prefer my methods.
But this could be giving the indication that pkgs.org are fine to use for the novice. IMO, you need to have a knowledge of repos and what possible effects could happen from mixing packages from multiple repos before you consider using pkgs.org (which most would choose to just go to the direct repo rather than that site).

Considering you aim for this thread to be for people who want to be Slackers, you should ensure that the advice given on here reflects that of new users, not seasoned users who know better.
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:59 PM   #568
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+1 to what bassmadrigal said.

Additionally, someone who does not want to keep his or her Slackware up do date relying on "slackpkg upgrade-all" but rather cherry-pick the packages to upgrade should be aware that could lead to inconsistencies and be prepared to deal with them manually, as Slackware does not provide automatic dependencies resolution.

If were to do that (I don't, and IMO this should be avoided by new Slackware users), I would certainly first check the ChangeLog (which is easy, there is an RSS feed), to check which update(s) I miss and type "slapckpk update && slackpkg upgrade <missing packages>" .

I would advise someone who prefers to download the updated packages and install them with upgradepkg to use the official Slackware Package Browser, as ponce suggested, or directly get the packages from a local or remote mirror. The ChangeLog always says in which directory they are (usually /patches, speaking about a stable release).

As an aside, actually I keep my systems up to date using slapt-get but do not advise new Slackware users to do that.

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Old 05-24-2019, 09:26 AM   #569
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Donation information to PV & Slackware

Hi,

Just a reminder from Donating to Slackware ;
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Bitcoins can indeed go to that address, just like donations used to be able to go to the store.

IT'S NOT ME. Folks, I'm still reading this long and remarkable thread and will try to comment on it about more than this, but needed to head this one off at the pass. As I commented there, I wasn't really ready to post yet when I did (wanted to set up a Patreon or something first), but really couldn't let the store just keep on collecting donations when I had little faith that I'd ever see any of them. Of course, NOW the store says they'll be sending me the collected funds, but I'll believe that when I see it.

I'd still like to get a Patreon, or a more official PayPal than my personal one. And I need to follow up on some ideas that landed in my email. Plus my air conditioning repair I got yesterday lasted about an hour and my machine has already overheated and locked up once today. Pretty sure the hard drive is about to fail even though SMART doesn't think so.

Anyway, the reason I'm leaning towards Patreon is that it might be a more predictable source of income that would allow me to focus on the project rather than having fund drives all the time. Though I do love public radio - there's nothing wrong with a good fund drive. I already got a couple of PayPal donations from friends who knew my PayPal link already, so I'll be having to figure out how to pay taxes on my PayPal income anyway. So it would probably be fine to use that now, but I'd rather have a better plan. Like I said, I still need to catch up on this thread.

So in lieu of a more permanent solution I'll offer up my PayPal link: https://www.paypal.me/volkerdi


Thanks for your support!
Live goes on and PV needs help to continue his work on Slackware.
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Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:27 AM   #570
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Arrow Eric's new blog pages

Hi,

I really like Eric's new blog page; https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/

WordPress does provide the means for a clean, sharp and resourceful blog. It would be nice to have a Slackware blog page from PV but that could take some of his time away from Slackware. Plus a Slackware blog would give us some insight to his work and methods with feedback from Slackware users via comments. Just some thinking on my part. Even provide direct methods of monetary support on the page like Eric's donation methods on his blog.

Just some thoughts!
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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