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Post#1 by monjs » 11 Apr 2015, 17:03

Having to update everything manually is a pain in the a, will firefox browser ssl bash and other important and ongoing security fixes be added to the porteus updater in future releases?

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Re: Updates

Post#2 by fanthom » 11 Apr 2015, 17:47

hi monjs,

'porteus updater' is meant for Porteus related stuff (our own tools, desktop/application configs, etc ...) and we do not push upstream updates over it.

you have two ways of handling security updates:
1) Porteus way (working with modules)
2) Slackware way (working with packages)

Porteus way is harder as you have to decompress each core xzm -> remove old package -> install new package (using ROOT= variable for pkg tools as explained here: http://www.fiveanddime.net/man-pages/installpkg.8.html).

Slackware way is easier:
- you should setup persistent storage
- use USM for downloading updates
- run upgradepkg name.txz

please be careful when upgrading packages compiled by us (marked as "ftm" or "jay").
in general - its good idea to backup everything :)
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Re: Updates

Post#3 by monjs » 11 Apr 2015, 18:15

ty fanthom
monjs wrote:Slackware way is easier:
- you should setup persistent storage
- use USM for downloading updates
- run upgradepkg name.txz
This is how I upgrade firefox but I did not upgradepkg just replaced the 04-firefox module with the newly converted one and lost bookmarks and addons.

How will I know what packages to upgrade if a vunerability is discovered?

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Re: Updates

Post#4 by fanthom » 11 Apr 2015, 20:43

This is how I upgrade firefox but I did not upgradepkg just replaced the 04-firefox module with the newly converted one and lost bookmarks and addons.
so you did it the Porteus way (working with modules)

How will I know what packages to upgrade if a vunerability is discovered?
from time to time check Slackware 14.1 changelog:
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/sla ... ngeLog.txt
i have this page bookmarked.
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Re: Updates

Post#5 by francois » 12 Apr 2015, 01:14

Having to update everything manually is a pain in the a
The slackware or porteus way has some advantages and disadvantages, we hope you will get to find the bright side with time. :wink:

Ubuntu is not windows, but it might have a lot of similarities with porteus. I work with ubuntu too but I prefer by far the porteus way. All depends on what your are exactly looking for. 8)
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Re: Updates

Post#6 by monjs » 12 Apr 2015, 09:03

fanthom wrote:How will I know what packages to upgrade if a vunerability is discovered?
from time to time check Slackware 14.1 changelog:
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/sla ... ngeLog.txt
i have this page bookmarked.
bash, wget, glibc, openssl, dhcpd, httpd, gnupg, openssh, samba, & firefox to have a secure porteus 3.1 usb distro? :( (ty I'll install these now)
francois wrote:Ubuntu is not windows, but it might have a lot of similarities with porteus. I work with ubuntu too but I prefer by far the porteus way. All depends on what your are exactly looking for. 8)
A fast booting live usb distro and I tried them all, Slax or Porteus are much faster than the Debian Live USB but apt-get updating all security and browser/email was very easy. No slackware background is my issue :(

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