[Slapt-get-user] Upgrading EXCLUDEs

Jason Woodward woodwardj at jaos.org
Mon Oct 29 19:46:48 EDT 2007

Hi Jory,

> What is the recommendation for upgrading EXCLUDEd packages? Can it be 
> done with slapt-get on an individual basis, or should upgradepkg be 
> used, instead?
> For example, I want to upgrade glibc-zoneinfo. None of the simulations 
> I've tried produce the desired results. The only one that succeeds is this:
>   slapt-get --simulate --ignore-excludes --upgrade
> However, that doesn't allow me to cherry-pick from the EXCLUDE list. 
> I've dealt with this in the past by downloading the package and using 
> upgradepkg, but it would be more convenient to use slapt-get. Is it 
> possible?

Just use --install for those packages.  slapt-get will not exclude those packages you
specifically ask for.

take care,
Jason Woodward
woodwardj at jaos.org

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