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Author Topic: Upgrading the system VL7.0- Light  (Read 973 times)

macondo

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Upgrading the system VL7.0- Light
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:24:42 pm »

This is what i get with slapt-get:
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macondo:$ sudo slapt-get --upgrade
Reading Package Lists...Done
Excluding vlc, use --ignore-dep to override
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  vlc: Depends: ffmpeg >= 0.10.3
The following packages have been EXCLUDED:
  vlc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  x264 mysql json-c avahi pulseaudio samba vcdimager
The following packages will be upgraded:
  aalib at glib2 atk automake babl dbus e2fsprogs epdfview ffmpeg flashplugin
  fltk fuse gdk-pixbuf2 geeqie pango gegl gmime gobject-introspection grep
  gst-ffmpeg gstreamer gtk+2 gzip iptables libical libplist libtool make mc
  orc os-prober parted pcmanfm-mod qt sbbuilder schroedinger sylpheed vala
  xine-lib xine-ui yad
42 upgraded, 0 reinstalled, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove, 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 91.8MB of archives.
After unpacking 295.5MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [y/N] n
Abort.

It wants to install stuff i don't use, is this a way outta this?
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pierce.jason

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Re: Upgrading the system VL7.0- Light
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 06:59:11 pm »

Hey macondo, first I'd like to say hi and welcome to the community and ... THANKS for the howto's you posted!!

I guess you are most concerned about mysql avahi and samba. I have a utility script that can help you discover WHY the system wants to put those on. It is called `lsneeds`.

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USER:$ lsneeds -h
lsneeds version 0.4

Usage: lsneeds [-q] [-d <path>] <package-name>
Usage: lsneeds [-n] [-l] [-d <path>]
Usage: lsneeds [-h] [--help]

Provides a list of items that have a dependency
on <package-name>. a.k.a. "what needs <package-name>".

Running lsneeds on avahi gives me such:
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Searching for packages that need avahi...
firefox
inkscape
pidgin
pulseaudio
samba
xmms2

You can find it in this post:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=12772.0
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nightflier

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Re: Upgrading the system VL7.0- Light
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 04:01:37 am »

There are manual workarounds. One is to use the "--download-only" option, then use "installpkg" on the ones you want. Packages will be downloaded to /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/..
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macondo

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Re: Upgrading the system VL7.0- Light
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 07:05:53 pm »

Thanks a lot guys! The fog is dissipating :)
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