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Slackselect is a package manager for Slackware that can install, remove, and upgrade packages. It can install/upgrade packages from FTP/HTTP and CD sets. It scans your installed packages, and can show you the packages that can be upgraded (and do it for you). It also finds obsolete packages that aren't in the distribution anymore. It was inspired by the functionality of dselect.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 Oct 2005 07:43

    Release Notes: The "compare_version" algorithm was replaced with a new and better "version_checker", fixing issues with broken version comparisons. Some variables in diff were quoted so that spaces in filenames are handled correctly. The length of FTP server names was extended and FTP input handling was corrected to only save values if there are any. The radio list was changed to a check list in "Remove source list". Path names for downloading package lists were corrected.

    •  04 Sep 2005 20:09

      Release Notes: A package description menu, where information on installed and available packages can be shown, has been added. There is a minor vugfix in the "Remove" list. Obsolete packages are not shown twice anymore. A progress bar is shown when the status cache is being updated.

      •  10 Jul 2005 20:07

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        Recent comments

        21 Apr 2007 09:37 asturio

        Don't upgrade Slack11 to Slack11.1 (current)
        Hi All,

        I just manage to screw up my System trying to upgrade from Slackware 11.0 to Slackware 11.1. Slackselect can't do a clean upgrade, when GLIBC is been upgraded. So please, don't use Slackselect to upgrade your System for no. I'm working on a solution to this.

        04 Dec 2006 05:49 asturio

        Upgrades since Slackware 9.0
        I've been upgrading my Slackwarebox since Slackeware 9.0.


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