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authorJason Woodward2004-09-22 13:11:30 +0000
committerJason Woodward2004-09-22 13:11:30 +0000
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added FAQ: 49. How can I downgrade a package?
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@@ -47,6 +47,7 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
46. How do I specify an addon thats not a dependency of my package?
47. Will slapt-get break my system?
48. What is a meta package and how can I take advantage of it?
+49. How can I downgrade a package?
@@ -100,6 +101,9 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
Yes, use the --upgrade option. slapt-get will check for
newer versions of all packages already installed.
+ Please review the Slackware ChangeLog.txt for the Slackware release you are
+ running. This is especially important for -current.
6. How can I see what will be upgraded without upgrading?
@@ -883,7 +887,7 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
or are somehow locked into using slapt-get. The only additions to your
system are /etc/slapt-get and /var/slapt-get. You are free to try another
solution or go back to manual upgradepkg.
- * UPGRADE.TXT is still required reading
+ * UPGRADE.TXT and ChangeLog.txt is still required reading
48. What is a meta package and how can I take advantage of it?
@@ -902,4 +906,23 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
+49. How can I downgrade a package?
+ You can downgrade a package by specifying the version of the package when using
+ --install. You will also need to provide --reinstall. For example:
+ # slapt-get --search rsync
+ rsync 2.5.6-i386-1 [inst=no]: rsync
+ rsync 2.6.2-i386-1 [inst=yes]: rsync
+ # slapt-get --install rsync-2.5.6-i386-1 --reinstall
+ Reading Package Lists... Done
+ The following packages will be upgraded:
+ rsync
+ 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
+ Need to get 121K of archives.
+ After unpacking 30K disk space will be freed.
+ Do you want to continue? [y/N]