Updating kernel with slackpkg

01 May

It should still be perfectly fine to use until the Slackware mirrors change something in the basic structure, which is highly unlikely, or Python 3 becomes the default Python version.

I’ll try to update this note if someone reports the program breaking. It’s designed to work with official mirrors and third-party repositories.

Slackpkg allows you to keep full control over the packages that get installed, by showing you lists of candidate packages for every action you want to perform.

You can de-select any package you do not want to be acted upon. The most heard “complaint” about slackpkg is that it will install and upgrade packages support 3rd party repositories.

Likewise, running “slackpkg install-new” will install the newly added packages for you. Composite Touch Pad / Track Point|Think Pad USB Keyboard with Track Point|USB Trackpoint pointing device|Composite Touch Pad / Track Point" Match Device Path "/dev/input/event*" Option "Emulate Wheel" "true" Option "Emulate Wheel Button" "2" Option "Emulate Wheel Timeout" "200" Option "XAxis Mapping" "6 7" Option "YAxis Mapping" "4 5" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" End Section keyboard in a HAL “fdi” file.

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A package is in this state when it’s present in a remote tree and it wasn’t present before.Using 'pkgtool', or 'slackpkg', puts you in total control of your package management on a Slackware system.Whereas, rpi-update takes away that control and does what it's programmed to do, which is; upgrade the boot firmware, kernel, and kernel modules, after backing up any existing files. In fact, it is an extension to Slackware’s package manager “slackpkg“.Slackpkg itself is a wrapper around the Slackware pkgtools (installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg) with built-in package search capabilities and very useful when you want to keep your Slackware installation up to date.