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slackware:beginners_guide [2013/02/09 23:42 (UTC)]
alienbob Add section about localozation.
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alienbob How to update your packages using slackpkg
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 ===== Make Slackware Speak your Language ===== ===== Make Slackware Speak your Language =====
  
-Slackware'​s installer is english-only and it will also assume that english ​is the language in which you want to be addressed by the programs on your computer. If you are a non-english ​speaker and want your Slackware system to "​talk"​ to you in your own language, you should check out our instruction article "​[[slackware:​localization|Localization:​ Adapt Slackware to your own Language]]"​+Slackware'​s installer is English-only and it will also assume that English ​is the language in which you want to be addressed by the programs on your computer. If you are a non-English ​speaker and want your Slackware system to "​talk"​ to you in your own language, you should check out our instruction article "​[[slackware:​localization|Localization:​ Adapt Slackware to your own Language]]"​
  
  
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 You will need to update the ''​slackpkg''​ database from time to time, when you learn about the availability of new patches for your distribution. After updating the database you can let it download and install the updates. Again, see the [[slackware:​slackpkg|slackpkg]] page for guidelines about the use of this tool. You will need to update the ''​slackpkg''​ database from time to time, when you learn about the availability of new patches for your distribution. After updating the database you can let it download and install the updates. Again, see the [[slackware:​slackpkg|slackpkg]] page for guidelines about the use of this tool.
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 +==== Installing updates using slackpkg ====
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 +The ''​slackpkg update''​ command will connect to a Slackware mirror and update the local package information database on your computer. This command does not actually //install// any package!\\ The usual routine for upgrading your Slackware to the latest patches is as follows: <​code>​
 +# slackpkg update
 +# slackpkg install-new
 +# slackpkg upgrade-all
 +# slackpkg clean-system
 +</​code>​ The "​install-new",​ "​upgrade-all"​ and "​clean-system"​ commands will always show you a list of candidate packages to act on before excecuting anything. This allows you to review the suggested package alterations and select/​deselect anything you do not agree with.\\ The "​clean-system"​ is technically only needed after you upgrade from one Slackware release to the next (say, from  14.1 to 14.2) and it is meant to remove any Slackware package which is not (or no longer) part of the core distribution.
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 +<note important>​The ''​slackpkg clean-system''​ command regards any 3rd package as a candidate for removal! Therefore, be smart with your blacklist (''/​etc/​slackpkg/​blacklist''​)</​note>​
  
 ==== Watching for Updated Packages ==== ==== Watching for Updated Packages ====

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