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Author Topic: Gslapt update problem  (Read 1111 times)
shahgols
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« on: December 27, 2007, 09:52:52 pm »

Hi all,

I am running 5.9 Final on my laptop.  When I run gslapt, and try to mark all upgrades, a tooltip says "Function disabled for VL" and it doesn't mark any upgrades.  I searched the forum and this was reported in 5.9 RC2 GeekGranny but I'm not sure if it was fixed or not?  Tx.
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rbistolfi
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 10:15:19 pm »

I think the devs disabled it because it generally causes more problems than solutions. There is no need of a full upgrade, and less given the fact this release has a week of live.

Oh, and is GrannyGeek Cheesy
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shahgols
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 10:32:41 pm »

You know, I had her nickname right the first time, and then I erased it and switched the words.  Sorry GrannyGeek, it won't happen again.

So, how would we be able to apply any fixes to programs?  Or is that what you were referring to as being disabled?
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 01:41:44 am »

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So, how would we be able to apply any fixes to programs? Or is that what you were referring to as being disabled?
The "mark all upgrades" function has been disabled, because unnecessary upgrades caused havoc quite a couple of times. It fits in the "If it ain't broken don't fix it" philosophy a lot of us here have. I haven't done an "upgrade" in over a year. Guess what? I haven't had any trouble because of this.

Blind upgrading of everything causes trouble on every distro every now and then. If you really want to be part of them you can still do it with slapt-get. To see what will be upgraded,you can use
Code:
slapt-get --simulate --upgrade
To install all the available newer versions:
Code:
slapt-get --upgrade

If there is a particular piece of software you want upgraded, you can just search for it in gslapt and upgrade it manually. \

Keep in mind: a higher version number is no guarantee for better quality.
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shahgols
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 01:23:04 pm »

Thanks Headacher, I don't know what's going on behind the scenes, but I was wondering that when I am upgrading and it upgrades some files, it's probably fixing bugs that I might have run into in the future.

Also, maybe there are security fixes as well.   

Are the upgrades categorized so that I can only apply the security patches?  Is that possible?
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