Sunday, May 31, 2009


slackpkg is a Slackware tool for installing or upgrading packages through a network. If you did only base Slackware installation consisting slackpkg, you can complete remaining packages through network. Latest Slackware stable version 12.2 is shipped with slackpkg in main tree.

Before using slackpkg, you need to choose a suitable mirror for your location and distribution editing /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file. Open /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file as root, uncomment the right mirror for you and save file.

Executing following commands as root updates entire system.

# slackpkg update
# slackpkg install-new
# slackpkg upgrade-all

For more information read slackpkg documentation page.

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