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authorJason Woodward2005-01-10 22:14:44 +0000
committerJason Woodward2005-01-10 22:14:44 +0000
commit8fd76bd763efccc7120eff662b697492964bac71 (patch)
tree53e1b2d7f209160ca8b8801ec4580bb942913f75 /README
parent0445f3e26d491b0250834f28a7ff97d798de2d3e (diff)
downloadslapt-get-8fd76bd763efccc7120eff662b697492964bac71.tar.gz
added a 'Getting started' section to the README
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index 9db55a7..207fc61 100644
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+++ b/README
@@ -21,8 +21,9 @@ Table of Contents:
2. Requirements
3. Installation
4. slapt-getrc
- 5. Troubleshooting
- 6. Thanks and contributions
+ 5. Getting started
+ 6. Troubleshooting
+ 7. Thanks and contributions
@@ -87,7 +88,7 @@ Table of Contents:
WORKINGDIR
EXCLUDE
- Choose mirror from slackware.com mirror list:
+ Choose a mirror from the slackware.com mirror list:
lynx -source http://www.slackware.com/getslack/|grep -i href \
|awk -F "HREF=" '{print $2}'|cut -f2 -d'"'
@@ -110,7 +111,35 @@ Table of Contents:
For example, to exclude dropline, use .*-[0-9]dl$
- 5. Troubleshooting
+
+ 5. Getting started
+
+ After installing and customizing the slapt-getrc configuration file,
+ you need to run slapt-get with the --update option to download the
+ package data available from all the package sources you specified within
+ the slapt-getrc file.
+
+ Once this is done, you can use the following options:
+
+ * --upgrade to upgrade your installed packages.
+ * --dist-upgrade to upgrade to a newer release (Please refer to the FAQ
+ concerning dist-upgrade prior to running the command).
+ * --search to locate packages of interest by the package name, disk set,
+ or version. This supports POSIX and extended regular expressions.
+ * --install to install a package. If the package is installed it will
+ be upgraded
+ * --list to see all the packages available from the package sources you
+ specified within the slapt-getrc configuration file.
+ * --installed to list all the packages you already have installed.
+ * --remove to remove packages.
+ * --show to show information about packages
+ * --clean to remove all downloaded packages from the local cache
+ * --autoclean to remove packages from local cache that are no longer
+ available on the package sources specified in the slapt-getrc file.
+
+
+
+ 6. Troubleshooting
Probably lots of bugs. email bug reports to me:
Jason Woodward <woodwardj at jaos dot org>
@@ -136,7 +165,7 @@ Table of Contents:
See the FAQ for more info.
- 6. Thanks and contributions
+ 7. Thanks and contributions
Big thanks to Dan Barber <danb at mojolin dot com> for his insight and help
with documentation suggestions and feature requests.