Slackpkg is an automated package-management tool for Slackware Linux. It can do tasks such as automatic downloading and installing or upgrading, browse the MANIFEST.gz (Slackware package-contents guide), and more. Dependencies are not automatically handled. It is not a replacement for pkgtool, but a valuable add-on.
|Tags||Installation/Setup Software Distribution Tools Systems Administration Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release was updated for compatibility with Slackware 12.1. A small bug in package name handling that prevented the kernel-headers package from being upgraded was fixed. This was corrected in slackpkg.conf.
Release Notes: This release has a new command line parser, and accepts almost all slackpkg.conf options directly from the command line. There is a new "batch" mode to do updates without human interaction. There is an updated mirrors file and many bugfixes.
Release Notes: The download in 'slackpkg update' is smarter and can check in ChangeLog.txt to see if something has changed since the last update. A new 'dialog' interface. You can see the differences between old and new configuration files before removing or overwriting them. install-new has been added to install packages created in the last Slackware development cycle. Blacklist can handle whole directories, and not just single filenames. Many minor bugfixes and small features.
Release Notes: The upgrade-all command was added to upgrade the whole system in the same order recomended by Slackware's UPGRADE.TXT. The clean-system command was added to remove all third party or obsolete packages from your machine. Many bugfixes were made, and the mirrors file was updated. The program is ready for the release of Slackware 10.2.
Release Notes: By popular demand, the "old-style" output format is back. Many bugs have been fixed in package lists generation. All slackpkg users need to upgrade to 1.03. All older versions can't work with the new FILELIST.TXT format and will give an empty list of packages. 1.03 can extend its functions with modules or user functions. There is a new manpage.