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Hi, I just installed Slackware 11 (released October 2, 2006). Does that mean I only need to apply security updates issued after October 2, 2006? Do I only need to ...
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    Slackware and no Windows Automatic Updates


    Hi,

    I just installed Slackware 11 (released October 2, 2006).
    Does that mean I only need to apply security updates issued after October 2, 2006?

    Do I only need to visit the Slackware Linux Security Advisories (The Slackware Linux Project: Slackware Security Advisories) and download all Security Updates including and after October 2, 2006?

    The first security update after the release of Slackware 11 is:
    - 2006-10-25 - [slackware-security] qt (SSA:2006-298-01)

    So, I'll install that update.

    Then, I'll work my way up the list to the next update which is:
    - 2006-11-03 - [slackware-security] screen (SSA:2006-307-02)

    So, I'll install that update.

    And I'll keep going up the list until I get to the final update as of today which is:
    - 2007-05-16 - [slackware-security] libpng (SSA:2007-136-01)

    Is that the idea?

    I apologize if this was answered but I did search and I found tons of information on how to use the package system that Slackware has. I just couldn't find the exact steps to take after installation. I guess the steps to take to update an OS is simple after installing Windows or Ubuntu. The user just clicks something like "Update the OS". But for Slackware you need to know more. I just can't locate this piece of the puzzle!

    Thank you for your time and help.

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    slackpkg might work for you. It can be installed from one of the other disks 2 or 3.

    Then run as su;
    #slackpkg update
    wait
    then
    #slackpkg upgrade-all (or specific package)

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    Hi The_Outlander,

    I appreciate your help.

    Thanks!

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    Did it work for you, I would be interested to know. Cheers.

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    Hi,

    Yes, it worked very well.

    I do have another question after doing the updates.

    During the update procedure it updated Mozilla Firefox to 1.5.0.11.
    This is what the Stable ChangeLogs indicate.

    But if a user is going to be using the "Stable" branch only should the user not update Firefox to the newest version of Firefox that Mozilla releases? Today the latest Mozilla Firefox is 2.0.0.3.

    My assumption is that as long as I check the ChangeLogs I'm fine with Firefox 1.5.0.11. Or, for that matter, whichever Firefox version is noted in the ChangeLogs.

    Thank you very much for all your help!

    ~Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by panlsa View Post
    Hi,

    Yes, it worked very well.

    I do have another question after doing the updates.

    During the update procedure it updated Mozilla Firefox to 1.5.0.11.
    This is what the Stable ChangeLogs indicate.

    But if a user is going to be using the "Stable" branch only should the user not update Firefox to the newest version of Firefox that Mozilla releases? Today the latest Mozilla Firefox is 2.0.0.3.

    My assumption is that as long as I check the ChangeLogs I'm fine with Firefox 1.5.0.11. Or, for that matter, whichever Firefox version is noted in the ChangeLogs.

    Thank you very much for all your help!

    ~Brian
    i dont think it updated firefox to the latest because it isnt considered "stable" yet but it works jsut fine so you an downlaod the 2.0.3 package and install it if you wish heres a link ( Package info and download slackware-current/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.3-i686-1 ) its jsut the way Slackware has always been only including the most stable packages not the newest

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    Sorry to cut in, I have tried to use slackpkg, but I get this message, I went and uncommented one mirror and still get this message, I've read man page and tried to find out what I'm doing wrong, haven't figured it out yet, need help.
    Thanks in advance, fvs



    root@frank:/home/frank# slackpkg upgrade-all

    Hey! Probably this is the first time you are running slackpkg.
    Before install|upgrade|reinstall anything, you need to uncomment
    one mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and run:

    # slackpkg update

    You can see more information about slackpkg functions in slackpkg manpage.

    oot@frank:/home/frank# slackpkg update firefox

    You need to upgrade your slackpkg.conf.
    This is a new slackpkg version and many changes happens in config files.
    In /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf.new there is a sample of the new configuration.

    After update your configuration run: slackpkg update

    How do I upgrade slackpkg.conf.?
    Last edited by fvs; 06-01-2007 at 07:41 PM. Reason: Added new.

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