This is basically what
slackpkg install-new is doing, as it assumes you’ve got a full slackware system installed.
mv -f ChangeLog.txt ChangeLog.txt.old wget http://nephtys.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/slackware64-current/ChangeLog.txt grep Added.$ ChangeLog.txt | sort -u | grep ^a/ grep Removed. ChangeLog.txt | sort -u | grep ^a/ grep Added.$ ChangeLog.txt | sort -u | grep ^ap/ grep Removed. ChangeLog.txt | sort -u | grep ^ap/
Problem is, we don’t want to install all the new packages — in view keep our system small.
Here’s how to track new packages that are added into the game.
Get the original tag files from latest release
mirror=http://nephtys.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/ mkdir 142/ cd 142/ for set in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y; do wget -q -O - $mirror/slackware64-14.2/slackware64/$set/tagfile > tagfile-$set done; unset set cd ../
also get the lastest current tag files
mkdir current/ cd current/ for set in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y; do wget -q -O - $mirror/slackware64-current/slackware64/$set/tagfile > tagfile-$set done; unset set cd ../
you are now ready to watch the changes on ADD and REC tagged packages
for set in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y; do diff -bu 142/tagfile-$set current/tagfile-$set | grep -E '^(\+|-)' | grpe -v :OPT done; unset set
you could also want to watch only truly mandatory (ADD) packages however experience shows of those depend on other packages that are only REC. Besides, some newly added mandatory packages are not marked as ADD such as
now if you want to track only truly mandatory packages (ADD), you would do
... | grep -vE ':REC|:OPT'
This dirty trick is also available as a script you can put in a cron job for that purpose, and get informed by email whenever there are ADD and REC tag changes in Slackware current.
[SOLVED] whitelist for slackpkg https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/whitelist-for-slackpkg-4175632393/
[SOLVED] whitelist for slackpkg https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/whitelist-for-slackpkg-4175632393/page2.html
[SOLVED] Blacklist question https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/blacklist-question-4175590289/
confused by slackpkg upgrade-all and install-new https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/confused-by-slackpkg-upgrade-all-and-install-new-4175453134/#post4907020