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Old 07-08-2005, 11:01 AM   #16
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You're right wombat53, the files won't show in pkgtool, /var/log/packages is Slackware's package managament "database"
I just wanted you to know, that the packages installed in the wrong way because of the name of the packages when you converted it. Slackware packages needs a well organized name in order to pkgtools recognize it when installing, removing or upgrading. Here you can see how the names should be:
Old 07-08-2005, 11:44 AM   #17
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Many thanks...If this is his package mgmt "database", then it appears I can go through the back door and remove obsolete entries, while maintaining in place the currently and correctly installed files. Clearly I am turning into far greater of a SW packaging afficionado than I had ever anticipated. I will read the reference you have pointed me to.

In the meantime, why do you think UPGRADEPKG --INSTALL-NEW left the old packages in place? Clearly there is something I do not understand, and perhaps the reference will clarify it for me. I would have thought that he could see that the packages below (with the "89") were newer versions of the "72" series, installed previously. That was my thinking, and it was incorrect.
What would have been the CORRECT procedure?
IBM_db2jhen81-8.1.0-72.i386 IBM_db2xml81-8.1.0-89.i386
IBM_db2jhen81-8.1.0-89.i386 IBM_db2xmls81-8.1.0-72.i386
IBM_db2jhes81-8.1.0-72.i386 IBM_db2xmls81-8.1.0-89.i386


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