Post by Joe Rosevear
So here's another Slackpkg question. In my last post I asked about the
installs, upgrades, and removes packages as needed to give a new set
of packages which includes only those that currently belong to a
standard Slackware installation, and it upgrades all of them to the
version in the official Slackware tree.
and it upgrades all of them to the version in the official Slackware
Does that mean that it upgrades them to the version in the official
Slackware tree *for that distribution*? Or does it cross
distributions--for example 14.1 to 14.2 or 14.2 to 15.0?
I'm guessing that it does not cross distributions, but I didn't see
that stated anywere--so I thought I would ask.
It uses the mirror and distribution according to the contents of
/etc/slackpkg/mirrors which you must have configured, (by uncommenting a
mirror URL as there are no uncommented lines in the default config file)
to point to a particular mirror and distribution.
From man slackpkg:
File to specify the location from which to download packages
And in the mirrors file:
# You only need to select one mirror and uncomment it.
# ONLY ONE mirror can be uncommented.
# You can use a mirror not included in this file. Many people have mirrors
# in their local networks. A list of all official Slackware mirrors
# (not version-specific, so some mirrors may not have all files) is here:
# Slackpkg only needs to point to the directory that contains
# "ChangeLog.txt", and don't forget the trailing slash.
The documentation is your friend :-)