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authorJason Woodward2003-10-19 15:31:35 +0000
committerJason Woodward2003-10-19 15:31:35 +0000
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@@ -30,28 +30,29 @@ Table of Contents:
slapt-get tries to emulate Debian's apt-get as closely as possible.
+ * uses native Slackware tools (installpkg, upgradepkg, and removepkg)
* cache package data and update data from mirror site
- * multiple sources (including linuxpackage.net support)
+ * supports multiple package sources (including linuxpackage.net)
+ * supports sources from ftp, ftps, http, https, file:/// and more (libcurl)
+ * verify package integrity with MD5 checksum
* show packages that are available (from cached data)
- * allow packages to be retrieved and installed by name
- * remove packages
+ * allow packages to be retrieved, installed, and removed by name
* allow updates to be retrieved and applied
- * uses native Slackware tools (installpkg, upgradepkg, and removepkg)
+ * upgrade from one slackware release to another
* show description of packages
* list installed packages
- * upgrade from one slackware release to another
* exclude (hold) packages from upgrades
- * easy to script with
- * extremely fast
* transaction engine
* "compare package version" algorithm to prevent downgrades
+ * extremely fast and easy to script with
2. Requirements
slapt-get requires Slackware-9.0 or better, due to glibc and openssl
- updates.
+ updates. You can also use slapt-get under Slackware 8.1 if you
+ upgrade glibc-solibs and openssl from Slackware 9.0.
The following packages are required to build slapt-get from source:
make, gcc, curl, glibc, kernel-headers, binutils, zlib, and openssl
@@ -77,9 +78,10 @@ Table of Contents:
* SOURCE must be a path to a valid slackware release directory,
or a source such as linuxpackages.net (see example within rc).
- Multiple sources can be defined. Please do not add redundant
- mirror locations to the same release. Mirror fallback is not
- yet implemented.
+ All that is required is the PACKAGES.TXT (see FAQ entry #17)
+ and CHECKSUMS.md5. Multiple sources can be defined. Please do
+ not add redundant mirror locations to the same release. Mirror
+ fallback is not yet implemented.
NOTE: It is not recommended to mix 3rd party package sources
with the official on production servers. Sometimes