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talk:slackware:beginners_guide [2013/10/23 14:34 (UTC)]
aaditya [Amendment to the Switch to a Generic Kernel Section]
talk:slackware:beginners_guide [2017/11/06 10:18 (UTC)] (current)
bormant [Installing updates using slackpkg]
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  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​aaditya|Aaditya Bagga]] 23/10/2013 07:56//  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​aaditya|Aaditya Bagga]] 23/10/2013 07:56//
 +
 +====== Hostname ======
 +
 +Hello, I don't have an account, so I can't make this edit, but: Hostname!
 +
 +If you use network manager, you need to edit /​etc/​NetworkManager/​NetworkManager.conf to change the hostname.
 +
 +Hostname!
 +
 +----
 +A rather cosmetic change suggested:
 +<​code>​
 +s/file and then run <​code>​ /file and then run <​code>/​
 +</​code>​
 +This would remove the (useless, IMHO) empty line that begins the following Code block.\\
 + --- //​[[wiki:​user:​didierspaier|Didier Spaier]] 2015/06/30 04:04//
 +
 +
 +====== Installing updates using slackpkg ======
 +>><​code>​slackpkg install-new</​code>​ installs NEW packages marked with "​Added"​ in ChangeLog.txt,​ so it only suitable to 1) upgrade between releases (for ex. 14.1 to 14.2) or to 2) update current. This do nothing to update stable release version that doesn'​t get any NEW packages, only /patches/*.
 +
 +>> For slackpkg ''​update'',​ ''​install-new'',​ ''​upgrade-all'',​ ''​clean-system''​ sequence the ''​install-new''​ and ''​clean-system''​ are odd and useless on stable release . \\ --- //​[[wiki:​user:​bormant|Serg Bormant]] 2017/11/05 11:40 (UTC)//
 +
 +>That is not correct, as history proves. Sometimes, a package gets added as a "​patch"​ after release-date,​ and then "''​slackpkg install-new''"​ is needed. From the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog.txt:​ <​code>​
 ++--------------------------+
 +Sat Mar 16 07:10:09 UTC 2013
 +patches/​packages/​libyaml-0.1.4-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz: ​ Added.
 +  This is needed for Psych (YAML wrapper) in the new Ruby package.
 +</​code>​ \\  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] 2017/11/05 21:42 (UTC)//
 +
 +Yes, since 8.1 (first release with versioned packages) it was only tree times by two reasons:<​code>​
 +9.1: patches/​packages/​kernel-headers-2.4.24-i386-1.tgz: ​ Added.
 +
 +13.1: patches/​packages/​libyaml-0.1.4-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: ​ Added.
 +13.37: patches/​packages/​libyaml-0.1.4-i486-1_slack13.37.txz: ​ Added.
 +</​code>​
 +Readind ChangeLog.txt can help to discover this rare case and launch ''​slackpkg install libyaml''​ if needed. But if skip some series on install she will be prompted to install NEW (Added) package on //every// ''​slackpkg install-new''​ run (yes, blacklist can help and partial install is not supported :) ).\\
 + --- //​[[wiki:​user:​bormant|Serg Bormant]] 2017/11/06 09:33 (UTC)//

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