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Author Topic: Gslapt  (Read 1339 times)

verden

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Gslapt
« on: February 11, 2008, 01:59:08 pm »

I'm new to Vector Linux and have been a long time debian user. I have opened gslapt and done a update but there don't seem to be any packages to upgrade and i was wondering if this was correct? I used a cd with VL5.9 Gold standard which is about 2 months old.
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Gslapt
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 02:37:50 pm »

The massive upgrade feature in gslapt has been disabled by our devs for security reasons (to keep users from messing up a good install). That is because that feature is known for screwing many systems...

So if you know you'd like to upgrade a particular package, run a search for it and do it... the upgrade all button will not work. it's not intended to work

verden

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Re: Gslapt
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 04:49:23 pm »

ok i'm used to doing an apt-get update and upgrade to upgrade the system  hmmmm,  what about security updates? Is there another way to do a system upgrade if they are available?
BTW i think Vector is great and its probably the fastest distro i have tried.
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rbistolfi

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Re: Gslapt
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 05:38:29 pm »

If there is a must security upgrade surely will be announced in the forum. What I do is to run slapt-get --upgrade -s at the console. That will simulate a full upgrade and will give me a list of all the packages with a bigger version number. Then I pick the ones I think I need and I install them manually.

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