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Old 07-07-2018, 06:57 PM   #1
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Upgrading packages from slackbuilds?


I get how to keep my base system up to date; check the security advisories, do a system-wide upgrade when things are updated blah blah. What about slackbuilds? Is there a quick way of checking when there are newer versions than what I have installed? Using Stable.
 
Old 07-07-2018, 07:04 PM   #2
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Sbopkg and sboui both can do this
 
Old 07-07-2018, 07:19 PM   #3
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Sbopkg and sboui both can do this
OK, cool. What is the recommended repo option in /etc/sboui/sboui.conf? In other words which repo_dir should I uncomment?
 
Old 07-07-2018, 07:31 PM   #4
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What version of Slackware are you using?
 
Old 07-07-2018, 07:34 PM   #5
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What version of Slackware are you using?
14.2 Stable
 
Old 07-07-2018, 07:37 PM   #6
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OK, cool. What is the recommended repo option in /etc/sboui/sboui.conf? In other words which repo_dir should I uncomment?
I have not got an option to uncomment a repo. Do you?

It appears to me that sboui gets its settings from sbopkg and that is where I choose a repo. Read the instructions for sbopkg
 
Old 07-07-2018, 07:53 PM   #7
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It looks like its already setup for you.
https://github.com/montagdude/sboui/tree/master/etc
 
Old 07-07-2018, 11:40 PM   #8
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Is there a quick way of checking when there are newer versions than what I have installed? Using Stable.
There are various ways to do this. With sbotools it would be:
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sbocheck
and to upgrade everything:
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sboupgrade --all
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:01 AM   #9
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I get how to keep my base system up to date; check the security advisories, do a system-wide upgrade when things are updated blah blah. What about slackbuilds? Is there a quick way of checking when there are newer versions than what I have installed? Using Stable.
What I do is subscribe to the RSS Feed and make a note of the changes that apply to what I have installed. I have been entertaining the idea of using a Firefox Add-on called Update Scanner to notify me of updates from the source. I already do that with a few sites.

Last edited by chrisretusn; 07-09-2018 at 03:58 AM. Reason: I can't spell.
 
Old 07-09-2018, 12:12 AM   #10
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What about slackbuilds? Is there a quick way of checking when there are newer versions than what I have installed? Using Stable.
You can use sbopkg:
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sbopkg -c
 
Old 07-09-2018, 04:14 AM   #11
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I've been using a script of my own to manage slackbuilds for a while now.
I found that sbopkg and sbotools were more complicated than I would like, so I wrote a bash script to do a similar job.

Somewhat unoriginally it is called `sbotool', to be found here: https://github.com/Loomx/Git/blob/ma...cripts/sbotool

It parses the SLACKBUILDS.TXT file from SBo to find upgrades and the relevant *.info file to identify dependencies.
Usage is simple similar to slackpkg:

Code:
sbotool update
sbotool search $package
sbotool install $package ...
sbotool upgrade $package ...
sbotool upgrade-all
Works for me anyway :-)
 
Old 08-05-2018, 11:03 AM   #12
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I have upgraded redshift to 1.12 now as well and will check if there is a longer transition time with the new version.
 
  


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