Projects / slackcurrent


Slackcurrent is a tool that checks if there are newer versions of packages installed on Slackware boxes available on a mirror site. It determines which packages are installed locally, updates the list of remote files available on the mirror site, compares them, and reports on updates.


Recent releases

  •  04 Mar 2008 22:13

    Release Notes: The version tokens were expanded to 4 tokens to solve problems with (official) packages with unwieldy names. When asked to create the upgrade list, Slackcurrent now tells you about some packages (local and remote) that will not be handled because of their name formats. It may be that the names are ok and you just found another bug, but there are some packages that really don't follow the package name conventions. You'll need to download and upgrade those packages manually.

    •  25 Oct 2007 14:51

      Release Notes: A bug regarding how to check some packages with version numbers like was fixed. A unit test file was added in /etc/slackcurrent.

      •  13 Apr 2006 08:40

        Release Notes: The tool now ignores underline characters in version numbers to cope with packages with versions like rc3_2. A -df (--download-from) option was added, which allows you to check for the required local packages on some remote directory on your network.

        •  23 Mar 2006 17:26

          Release Notes: AUTHORS and CHANGELOG files were added to the package. A bug in the changelog option was fixed. A bug with underline (_) characters in package names was fixed. The underline character is replaced by a zero to make the version string into a number.

          •  16 Dec 2005 19:32

            Release Notes: This release adds the -cl/--changelog option. Now you can check the latest i386 current changelog.


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