Upgrading Slackware Packages to Current using Slackpkg

slackware linux

Here’s how to upgrade and keep your slackware linux packages to current release using slackware’s package manager, slackpkg.

Setting up slackpkg

1. edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
2. add http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/slackware-current/ to the current list of mirrors
3. run slackpkg update

Upgrading package
# slackpkg upgrade

e.g # slackpkg upgrade mysql

Installing package
# slackpkg install

e.g # slackpkg install mysql

Search installed package
# slackpkg search

e.g # slackpkg search mysql

Download package without installing
# slackpkg download

e.g # slackpkg download mysql

Getting help on other slackpkg usage and commands
# man slackpkg

To install all current packages
# slackpkg install-new

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