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Old 06-23-2019, 09:50 AM   #571
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Hi,

I really like Eric's new blog page; https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
New? With over a 100 pages of posts that go back years what part is new?

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/page/100/
 
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:00 AM   #572
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New? With over a 100 pages of posts that go back years what part is new?

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/page/100/
the wordpress theme, and I like it too: as a plus, being responsive, it shows fine also on my phone.
 
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:59 PM   #573
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New? With over a 100 pages of posts that go back years what part is new?

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/page/100/
Eric's use of WordPress to present his blog in a new format that is pleasing to my eyes is not a problem. Sure you can still get other previous information. What's wrong with that?

If you want to review that much information that could possibly help you in some way then too me that is a plus not a negative.

Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
Old 07-11-2019, 08:13 AM   #574
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Update slackware

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Why not just:
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
?

I know about the slackpkg. But I like to do this manually as well.

This is what I do:

alias update="cd /home/kowalczyk/.updates/slackware64/ && lftp -c 'open ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...ches/packages; mirror -c -e'"
alias changelog="cd /home/kowalczyk/.updates && rm ChangeLog.old && mv ChangeLog*.txt ChangeLog.old && wget ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s.../ChangeLog.txt -O ChangeLog-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.txt"

So when I login I just type changelog and it downloads the newest changelog. Then I do diff ChangeLog-DATE.txt ChangeLog.old and see if its something new.

If it is I type update and wait for the updates to be downloaded

Then as root I do upgradepkg *.t?z and */*.t?z if a new kernel is updated.

And run lilo / eliloconfig and do a reboot.

I like this way of doing updates/upgrades, even though it might not be a good way. But it works for me

I may start to include --install-new as well if there is some new packages also added.


And a huge thanks to Pat for this great distro and a huge thanks to Eric as well for his contribution
 
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:42 AM   #575
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Donation information to PV & Slackware

Hi,

From https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/

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Patreon account for Patrick Volkerding’s Slackware

Posted on August 5, 2019 by alienbob

Hi Slackware supporters, fans and users.
Patrick Volkerding has confirmed on LinuxQuestions.org that the Patreon account “slackwarelinux” is actually his.
Everybody who wanted to support Slackware after it became clear that the Slackware Store had not been paying Patrick and family for a long time, but was not prepared to create a PayPal account in order to donate money: there is now an alternative.
Patreon is a community site where “Patrons support the creators they love in exchange for exclusive membership benefits“.
I don’t know whether Pat will do stuff like “exclusive benefits” considering the fact that he already gives away Slackware Linux for free since 26 years… anyway, he created a page there where you can setup a monthly recurring payment of one dollar or more – whatever you can spare. Payment methods are either PayPal or credit cards.
if you do not have a credit card and do not want to use PayPal either, you can still send money through regular postal mail. Pat’s address can be found in the initial post here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-4175634729/
So, check out https://www.patreon.com/slackwarelinux and consider helping Patrick and family to keep Slackware alive.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:14 PM   #576
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Hey onebuck,

Many thanks for helping to spread the good news about Pat's Patreon account. I am a Slackware Patreon member.
 
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:14 AM   #577
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Libreoffice updates

Hi,

LibreOffice 6.2.7 packages available for Slackware 14.2

by alienbob

Quote:
There was a recent update in my repository of LibreOffice packages, but that libreoffice-6.3.2 was just for slackware-current. There's a recent release in the LibreOffice 6.2 stable series as well (ok... five weeks ago, not that recent...), and so I decided to use my build box's free weekend to come up with packages for LibreOffice 6.2.7.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:28 AM   #578
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Slackware Live Edition

Hi,

Quote:
Slackware Live Plasma5 edition ISO available (based on liveslak 1.3.3) Posted on November 13, 2019 by alienbob

Yesterday I uploaded a new DVD-sized ISO for the Plasma5 variant of Slackware Live Edition based on the liveslak scripts version 1.3.3. The ISO contains Slackware-current “Tue Nov 12 23:08:45 UTC 2019” with my KDE-5_19.11 and boots a Linux 4.19.83 kernel.
If you want to test drive Slackware then using one of AlienBOB's Live ISO is the way.

Code:
From http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/latest/

Parent Directory   -      
 
slackware-live-xfce-current.iso 2019-11-13 23:04  677M  
 
slackware-live-xfce-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:41  801 PGP signature file   

slackware-live-xfce-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 23:04   66 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-current.iso 2019-11-14 01:11  3.1G     

slackware64-live-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:42  801 PGP signature file    
  
slackware64-live-current.iso.md5  +++2019-11-14 01:11   63 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-mate-current.iso 2019-11-13 22:16  2.2G     

slackware64-live-mate-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:42  801 PGP signature file    

slackware64-live-mate-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 22:16   68 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso 2019-11-13 00:10  4.4G     

slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:43  801 PGP signature file    

slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 00:11   71 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso 2019-11-13 08:06  691M     

slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:43  801 PGP signature file    

slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 08:06   68 MD5 signature file
AlienBOB suggests that you use 'rsync' to download your choice.
I use;
Code:
rsync -havP sync://bear.alienbase.nl/mirros/slackware-live/latest/slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso /arc3/slaklive/tmp
To get the 'slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso' into my temporary directory '/arc3/slaklive/tmp'.
I do suggest that you 'man rsync' to understand operation and options.
You should 'md5sum' check to insure the download. I have yet to have issues with a rsync download but habit of 'md5sum' is just added insurance to me.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:16 AM   #579
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Slackware Document project

Hi,

A gentle reminder that
Quote:
https://docs.slackware.com/start


Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

We aim to become your primary source for Slackware Linux documentation on the web.
Getting Started with Slackware

  • Getting Involved: describes various ways Slackers (both new and experienced users) can contribute to the Slackware community.
  • Slackware Live Edition: if you want to try a Live Edition of Slackware before committing it to your hard drive.
Slackware Documentation Project is a good place to get online information for Slackware users. Both old & new user(s) may need to refresh as to how to solve or do something while using Slackware.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:21 AM   #580
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Disney+ finally works on Linux!

Hi,

For you Disney & Linux fans;

Disney+ finally works on Linux!

Quote:
Posted on December 5, 2019 by alienbob
A little more than three weeks after the new Disney+ movie streaming service went officially live, the Disney company has added Linux support to their Widevine DRM protection. No more “Error 83”. No more need to install the Windows version of Chrome in Wine. Watching your favorite movies is now possible in the native Linux browsers – both Mozilla and Google based. Firefox will download the Widevine CDM (content delivery module) automatically, Chrome has the support built-in and for my Chromium package and other Chromium-based browsers you;ll have to install my chromium-widevine-plugin package. I guess that a sufficiently large group of Linux enthusiasts have been complaining. And with success!
Enjoy! Eric
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
Old 12-07-2019, 03:07 PM   #581
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Hi,

For you Disney & Linux fans;

Disney+ finally works on Linux!

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
Well not in my country it doesn't

who said VPN?
 
Old 12-28-2019, 07:52 AM   #582
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Hi,

Quote:
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Hi,

If you want to test drive Slackware then using one of AlienBOB's Live ISO is the way.

Code:
From http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/latest/

Parent Directory   -      
 
slackware-live-xfce-current.iso 2019-11-13 23:04  677M  
 
slackware-live-xfce-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:41  801 PGP signature file   

slackware-live-xfce-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 23:04   66 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-current.iso 2019-11-14 01:11  3.1G     

slackware64-live-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:42  801 PGP signature file    
  
slackware64-live-current.iso.md5  +++2019-11-14 01:11   63 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-mate-current.iso 2019-11-13 22:16  2.2G     

slackware64-live-mate-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:42  801 PGP signature file    

slackware64-live-mate-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 22:16   68 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso 2019-11-13 00:10  4.4G     

slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:43  801 PGP signature file    

slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 00:11   71 MD5 signature file    

slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso 2019-11-13 08:06  691M     

slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso.asc 2019-11-14 22:43  801 PGP signature file    

slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso.md5 2019-11-13 08:06   68 MD5 signature file
AlienBOB suggests that you use 'rsync' to download your choice.
I use;
Code:
rsync -havP rsync://bear.alienbase.nl/mirros/slackware-live/latest/slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso /arc3/slaklive/tmp
To get the 'slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso' into my temporary directory '/arc3/slaklive/tmp'.
I do suggest that you 'man rsync' to understand operation and options.
You should 'md5sum' check to insure the download. I have yet to have issues with a rsync download but habit of 'md5sum' is just added insurance to me.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
EDIT: I quoted the OP so as to note the typo in the rsync command. Sorry for any problems. My edit time has expired for this post.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Few links for Slackware users, New or seasoned

Hi,

A few Slackware related links for new & seasoned Slackware users;
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https://docs.slackware.com/start
https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
https://slackbuilds.org/
https://slackware.nl/people/alien/slackbuilds/
http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/
AlienBob's Live Slack Scripts

iso2usb.sh <- 'Create ISO to USB Flash' + 'The iso2usb.sh script configures a default delay of 5 seconds which should be sufficient for most computers. Instead of “rootdelay” you can use the parameter “waitforroot” with identical result.'

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s.../ChangeLog.txt

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. + Alien_Bob is a Slackware® contributor and has graciously provided the scripts/tools. So an ata-boy and a big Thank You to Alien_Bob.
Quote:
Gentle reminder for Slackware conttributions;

Patreon account for Patrick Volkerding’s Slackware

Posted on August 5, 2019 by alienbob

Hi Slackware supporters, fans and users.
Patrick Volkerding has confirmed on LinuxQuestions.org that the Patreon account “slackwarelinux” is actually his.
Everybody who wanted to support Slackware after it became clear that the Slackware Store had not been paying Patrick and family for a long time, but was not prepared to create a PayPal account in order to donate money: there is now an alternative.
Patreon is a community site where “Patrons support the creators they love in exchange for exclusive membership benefits“.
I don’t know whether Pat will do stuff like “exclusive benefits” considering the fact that he already gives away Slackware Linux for free since 26 years… anyway, he created a page there where you can setup a monthly recurring payment of one dollar or more – whatever you can spare. Payment methods are either PayPal or credit cards.
if you do not have a credit card and do not want to use PayPal either, you can still send money through regular postal mail. Pat’s address can be found in the initial post here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-4175634729/
So, check out https://www.patreon.com/slackwarelinux and consider helping Patrick and family to keep Slackware alive.

Quote:
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
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Wasn't sure where to put this so here goes: If I install using Alien Bob's live Slackware ISO, I will have a running Slackware instance. I still need to uncomment a repository/ mirror so when I update, those updates come from an official repo, correct ?

And if there are other packages he hosts that I would like (chromium), I can just download the package and install, provided I satisfy any dependencies?

Thanks in advance.
 
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NM - just installed 14.2 and am doing a current upgrade as I type this. I really only need fluxbox right now so maybe I'll build Mate` at another time after I get used to how things are done. UEFI install went flawlessly. Decided to take my time and learn this instead of getting impatient and installing something else. My main PC is not a must have right now machine anyway.
 
  


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