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Old 11-09-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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Till this time I only was using swaret, but now I want to try other.

One thing:

I have added about 10 repositories to swaret.conf , but now I want to update my slack to current WITHOUT using 3rd party packages.

If I launch 'swaret --upgrade -a' swaret updates also from 3rd party repos.

The unique way to avoid this is to comment repos'es in the conf, clear the var/swaret dir, then upgrade all.


I can mantain swaret fully updated to install/update packages 'by hand' when I need something particular, and I can use slackpkg to mantain my slack updated to current

What do you think about?

Now I try also slapt-get to see how it works .. maybe I'll post some opinion about
Old 11-09-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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if you already have all the packages, you may as well use installpkg instead of swaret.
Old 11-09-2004, 01:09 PM   #3
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Barx, I have split off your question and the answer into it's own thread. In future, could you just start a new thread to ask your question, rather than change the direction of an existing one. Thanks.
Old 11-10-2004, 02:30 AM   #4
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I'm sorry .. I was thinking this can argument can be interesting in the other thread ...

no problem


I want to use a package manager to upgrade to current without downloading by hand every package (or all in a time via FTP).
If I 'refresh' my slack every 2 weeks I can't download every time 2 cd of (probably useless) packages ..
Old 11-10-2004, 09:59 AM   #5
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put some of the slackware mirrors as REPOS_ROOT ...

example "Fu-Berlin" mirror:

and comment out all other REPOS_ROOT options ... and everything works perfectly OK ...

later, when you need some extra pacakges which are not included in slackware, just uncomment the other REPOS ....

I know, it's not the prettiest solution, but swaret is not apt ... and it works for me.


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