Some time ago I stumbled upon a very interesting discussion at LQ about using slackpkg with third party repositories. Down in the posts, zerouno wrote about a plugin for slackpkg that apparently can do that. So, I downloaded the beta version from here, installed it and decided to give it a try.

I am using Slackware64 14.0 -multilib and it would be real nice if I could update automatically the multilib packages. I opened /etc/slackpkg/slackpkgplus.conf and made sure to use the following repositories from AlienBob:

# Slackware 14.0 - x86_64

After that, I made sure that AlienBob’s packages are not anymore blacklisted in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist by commenting out these lines that I had put there previously:

# Blacklist all AlienBob's packages
# [0-9]+alien

# Blacklist all AlienBob's compat32 packages
# [0-9]+compat32

Then I did as usual, but made sure not to upgrade gcc-* and glibc-* to their non-multilib versions:

slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all

Works great! :)

3 Comments on “slackpkg+”

  1. zerouno says:

    slackpkg is now out of beta. New version contains more feature and bug fix.

  2. slackalaxy says:

    Hi man! I have been following the discussion at LQ and I am going to give the new version a try very soon. Thanks for your work (and everybody who contributed)!

  3. […] zerouno mentioned here, a new version of slackpkg+ is available. From it’s […]

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