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Old 03-16-2022, 09:20 AM   #1
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How to update Zenwalk with slpkg?

I find slpkg a very useful package manager. I have installed it in Zenwalk and selected multiple repositories for selection of software to be installed. I now want to update all packages installed in Zenwalk, however, I am worried that since multiple repositories are active, slpkg may pull down all slackware packages (even those not installed by Zenwalk) if I give upgrade-all command.

How do I upgrade full Zenwalk system? Thanks for your help.
Old 03-22-2022, 05:41 PM   #2
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I would be interested in that question too!

Whats the correct way to update zenwalk linux ?

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Old 03-25-2022, 08:58 AM   #3
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So many people took a look and nobody knew

Last install I did something with netpkg or similar...

But when I tried to install virt-manager, i got to no result! The package management (netpkg, slackpkg,flatpak... maybe even slackbuilds?) confused me and so I decided to continue directly with slackware 15, what I am a little familiar with...

A shame that is so hard to find docs and howtos for zenwalk linux or at least working links pointing to it!

I decided to install zenwalk in a VM now and continue my investigation into that update issue, cause zenwalk linux looks like made with love & effort!
Old 04-12-2022, 04:22 PM   #4
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As I could find out until now the default way to update Zenwalk is via the netpkg tool! The netpkg tool seems to be a 100% substitute for slackpkg....

sudo netpkg reload && sudo netpkg update-all
is what I use!

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Old 10-22-2022, 03:58 AM   #5
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That almost worked.

Got the error about my user not in sudoers file. I tried to add myself to sudoers group when i created it, but it said there was no sudoers group. Ok, did su instead and that worked.

But then, I get a list of mirrors, and I choose the 1st one, and it says unable to connect

I choose the 2nd one and is says synchronization successful, searching and bye. Maybe everything is up to date? That seems unusual for a 2 month old iso.


netpkg -uu

That found all the packages that were out of date and updated them...

Thanks for posting this thread...
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