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Old 05-02-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Swaret not updating?


My Slack box was down because I've had some network issues.

I fixed those and brough all of my machines back up.

I've tried to get all of the packages and when I run

swaret --update

I get that all of my packages are ok, and I don't this is right.

I've also tried to install xsane and have used the command ]

swaret --install xsane

And I don't get the package.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

thanks
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:27 AM   #2
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Hello,

swaret --update only updates the file lists, so to upgrade your system you have to issue swaret --upgrade too.

What messages do you get when you try swaret --install xsane? Have you configured /etc/swaret.conf properly?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:31 AM   #3
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Have you updated swaret itself recently? What version are you using. There has been a switch in file formats and/or archives (not sure which) which makes the older version imcompatible with just this symptom. Search the archives here and it will give you all the information. You of course will need to update swaret manually.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 09:26 AM   #4
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Hello,

swaret --update only updates the file lists, so to upgrade your system you have to issue swaret --upgrade too.

What messages do you get when you try swaret --install xsane? Have you configured /etc/swaret.conf properly?
Here is output for Swaret

Code:
 
root@phoenix:~# swaret --install xsane
swaret 1.6.0-5

=> Creating EXCLUDE List..... DONE!

Listing available Packages matching Keyword: xsane...

No available Packages found matching Keyword: xsane!

root@phoenix:~# swaret --upgrade
swaret 1.6.0-5

Listing all available Packages...

Installed Packages are up-to-date!

Its been sometime since I've config the /etc/swaret.config file, what should I be looking for?

thanks
 
Old 05-02-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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Have you updated swaret itself recently? What version are you using. There has been a switch in file formats and/or archives (not sure which) which makes the older version imcompatible with just this symptom. Search the archives here and it will give you all the information. You of course will need to update swaret manually.
Version looks like

Code:
 

root@phoenix:~# swaret -v
swaret 1.6.0-5
Didn't realize that it would make a difference as to what Swaret is running.

Swaret website shows 1.6.2 for a stable version, can I use Swaret to upgrade, or is this manuall?

thanks


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Old 05-02-2004, 09:35 AM   #6
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What have you set VERSION to in swaret.conf? To have it upgrade according to the slack-current tree, it has to be VERSION=current. Also, what Slack mirrors (the ROOT keyword) do you use? Or rather, are they regularly updated?

As for upgrading swaret: try using swaret do to it, otherwise download the latest version and use upgradepkg.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 10:17 AM   #7
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Don't waste your time trying to update swaret with swaret. While it usually will work, because of the format change that I previously mentioned, (I found a thread for you with more detail: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...swaret+upgrade ) just download the swaret version and install it manually. Fixup four swaret.conf file and you will be in swaret update heaven again ;-)
 
Old 05-02-2004, 10:21 AM   #8
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My /etc/swaret.conf looks like

Code:
version=current
Slackware mirrors

Code:
#ROOT=file:/mnt/cdrom
#ROOT=file:/mnt/dvdrom
#ROOT=file:/mnt/usbmemstick
ROOT=ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=http://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/ftp/mirror/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=http://www.slackware.no/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=ftp://ftp.slackware.at/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=http://www.slackware.at/data/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
ROOT=http://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
#ROOT=rsync://rsync.slackware.no/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
#ROOT=rsync://rsync.slackware.at/slackware/slackware-$VERSION
#ROOT=file:/pub/slackware
#ROOT=file:/mnt/nfsshare/slackware
#ROOT=file:/mnt/sambashare/slackware


#REPOS_ROOT=My_Slackware_Packages_On_CD-ROM%file:/mnt/cdrom
#REPOS_ROOT=My_Slackware_Packages_On_DVD-ROM%file:/mnt/dvdrom
#REPOS_ROOT=My_Slackware_Packages_On_USB_Memory_Stick%file:/mnt/usbmemstick
#REPOS_ROOT=LinuxPackagesDOTNET%ftp://ftp.linuxpackages.net/pub/Slackware-9.1
#REPOS_ROOT=SomeRemoteRepository%ftp://ftp.someremoterepository.net/s.../slackware-9.1
#REPOS_ROOT=SomeRemoteRepository%http://www.someremoterepository.net/.../slackware-9.1
#REPOS_ROOT=SomeRemoteRepository%rsync://rsync.someremoterepository.net/slackware/slackware-9.1
#REPOS_ROOT=MyLocalRepository%file:/pub/myrepos"
#REPOS_ROOT=MyRemoteRepository_Using_NFS-Share%file:/mnt/nfsshare/slackware
#REPOS_ROOT=MyRemoteRepository_Using_Samba-Share%file:/mnt/sambashare/slackware
#
#


#DEP_ROOT=file:/mnt/cdrom
#DEP_ROOT=file:/mnt/dvdrom
#DEP_ROOT=file:/mnt/usbmemstick
DEP_ROOT=http://www.swaret.org/swaret
DEP_ROOT=ftp://ftp.swaret.org/swaret
#DEP_ROOT=rsync://rsync.swaret.org/swaret
#DEP_ROOT=file:/pub/swaret
#DEP_ROOT=file:/mnt/nfsshare/swaret
#DEP_ROOT=file:/mnt/sambashare/swaret
 
Old 05-02-2004, 10:29 AM   #9
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Hm, I'm out of ideas here. I remember experiencing the problem with "No available Packages found matching Keyword: blah". It seems to have solved itself some time. Maybe after I upgraded swaret
 
  


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