Keeping a Slackware Linux Server up-to-date with Swaret
swaret is one of the tools that is good for upgrading packages and installing new ones on Slackware.
Here is a guide on installing and using
swaret, download it from here, then install it (as root):
installpkg swaret-VERSIONNUMBER-noarch-1.tgz swaret --set VERSION=10.1 swaret --update
swaret --help or
swaret --morehelp to see how to use it, you can configure
swaret using the
Care sould be taken when using
swaret or any other update/upgrade tool, I suggest using it to just upgrade the packages you are most interested in or that pose a security risk to your system.
A typical upgrade would go as follows (I'm upgrading
gaim in this example):
swaret --update swaret --upgrade gaim