Changelog for Slackpkgplus
Thu Jan 13 16:16:41 CET 2022
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-13mt.txz: Rebuilt
- strictly force to use to update itself

Mon Feb 15 22:47:43 CET 2021
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-12mt.txz: Rebuilt
- slackpkg+ 1.7 does not supports slackware 15.0
- force to use to update itself

Mon Feb 8 19:23:43 CET 2021
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-11mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Allow to use the blacklist system from slackpkg 15.0

Thu Jan 3 12:32:53 CET 2019
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-10mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Allow to use the blacklist system from slackpkg 2.84 (still in beta).
Only impact install/upgrade/remove options, and does not impact

Sun Jul 22 12:37:37 CEST 2018
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-9mt.txz: Rebuilt
- slackpkg+ did not work properly when run as a package group instead
single packages. Thankyou to Poprocks an phenixia2003

Fri Jun 15 18:30:19 CEST 2018
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-8mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Fix incompatibility with slackpkg prior 2.83.0-noarch-3

Fri Jun 15 16:09:51 CEST 2018
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-7mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Fix incompatibility with slackpkg-2.83.0-noarch-3
- Fix a regression in TAG PRIORITY
- Handle the case where /var/log/packages is a symlink

Thu May 31 09:39:12 CEST 2018
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-6mt.txz: Rebuilt
- It works with the newest slackpkg-2.83.0; it broke something about the
$ROOT feature. Slackpkg+ stable will work only if $ROOT is not set.
IMPORTANT!!! this slackpkg+ version also broke the $ROOT feature in
slackware-current! If you need it do not upgrade slackpkg+!!!

Mon Oct 16 14:20:01 CEST 2017
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-5mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Update repositories list

Mon Aug 1 23:02:54 CEST 2016
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-4mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Added manpage for the configuration file (man slackpkgplus.conf)
- Updated for slackware 14.2

Sat Jun 25 15:36:00 CEST 2016
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-3mt.txz: Rebuilt
- slackpkg search did not honor the '+' symbol (thanks to yars)
- slackpkg check-updates did not work unless you set VERBOSE=3 (thanks to

Sat Jun 18 13:43:00 CEST 2016
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-2mt.txz: Rebuilt
- Suppress wget output in ChangeLog downloading to avoid unwanted 404 errors
- Fixed an issue when an invalid repository is configured
- Updated repository list

Tue Jun 07 19:55:00 CEST 2016
pkg/slackpkg+-1.7.0-noarch-1mt.txz: Upgraded
After an huge work from community, we release the new slackpkg+ 1.7; so as
everytime :), a big thanks goes to phenixia2003 that wrote most new code.
We tried to release a more stable and improved version.
slackpkg+ 1.7 adds new features with some new entries in configuration file
that you should merge in your old slackpkgplus.conf:
see README for details.
New features:
- Now slackpkg+ allow you to see the ChangeLog in dialogbox.
- Now 'info' command allow you to see more details for the packages.
- Now slackpkg+ uses a Strict GPG Check.
- Quick output for Cached Download for a most clear output.
- Improved performance for huge package lists.
- Graylist works in remove and clean-system.
- 'search' command is faster, looks for dir:/ repositories too, shows packages
from all repositories (duplicated included), sort it by status and colors
the output, and the 'file-search' command now can find substrings.
- Cached Download works with check-updates too.
- Reinstall command allow to select repository name when two repositories
contains the same package.
And many other BugFix or small things. See 'CHANGES' in documentation for a
full list.

Version 1.7.0rc3 - 03/Jun/2016
This could be the last batch of updates before 1.7.0 stable, so please test!
- dialog did no more trap develop errors (but if occurs please report it)
- givepriority did drop matched package if it is the first in pkglist
- Added /usr/src/slackpkg+-*/slackpkg.bash_completation. Edit it for

Version 1.7.0rc2 - 02/Jun/2016
- ChangeLog did not skipped for dir:/ repositories
- ChangeLog did not show correctly certain slackware changelog
- dir:/ repositories does not need STRICTGPG nor GPG key; however remember
that if .asc file exists a key must be manually imported
- Removed since it was bugged and no longer supported
- Repositories in default configuration file are bumped to 14.2
- Full 1.7.0 changes tracked in CHANGES file
- Added /usr/libexec/slackpkg/ tool. Edit it to see instructions.

Version 1.7.0rc1 - 19/May/2016
- WW_FILE_SEARCH did affect file search AND package search
- fixed warning in update when one repository does not have the changelog
- ignore the package extension in package selection
- fixed a regression in dir: repository

Version 1.7.b4.3 - 02/May/2016
- Optimized code for generating ChangeLogs. (phenixia2003)

Version 1.7.b4.2 - 18/Apr/2016
- Improved cached downloader with specifics output for ChangeLogs
- Fixed a bug in TAG_PRIORITY when the package is not installed
- Improved performance in upgrade by skipping priority check for
not installed packages

Version 1.7.b4.1 - 15/Apr/2016
- slackpkg allow ChangeLog for third-party repositories too.
- Reduced verbosity in cached downloader == most clear output.

Version 1.7.b4 - 14/Mar/2016
- slackpkg search now search in dir:// repositories too.
- subdirectory allowed in dir:// repositories.
- slackpkg search honour correctly the '+' character
- Added 'ChangeLog' dialog box to show the changelog of selected packages
(thanks to phenixia2003)

Version 1.7.b3 - 27/Feb/2016
- Added WW_FILE_SEARCH to file-search whole-words o not (thanks to yars068)
- Colorized the slackpkg search results
- Added DETAILED_INFO to allow slackpkg info to show many details on the
- slackpkg reinstall fixed; also now allow to choose the repository as in
install/upgrade; this becouse there more than one repository containing
identicals packages.
- dir:// repositories and inline repositories has most priority

Version 1.7.b2 - 29/Jan/2016
- Avoid slackpkg to corrupt the slackware database if there are some manual
upgrade in progress.
- Fixed a regression in TAG_PRIORITY.
- Added spinning in check-updates.
- Fixed bad trap CTRL+C when spinning is on.
- Fixed a regression in SENSITIVE_SEARCH.
- Cached Download works with check-updates too.
- check-updates shows downloader output if VERBOSE=3

Version 1.7.b1 - 18/Jan/2016
Well, I think that we can mark that version as Beta. It does not contains
new features, but it was done a large work of bugfixes and improvements.
A special thanks is for phenixia2003 and yars068 for code contributing and
for many other for ideas and testing. It's the time for the tests, to find
for bugs or someother improvement.
- Improved greylist. Now it allow to match the name in installed packages,
so it also impact remove and clean-system actions.
- Improved performance searching packages and preparing the package list in
large install/upgrade.
- Improved 'slackpkg search' that now shows all packages matching from all
repositories, not just that in priority; it will mark as 'masked' the
packages that would not selected in install/upgrade mode. Also always show
repository source for official packages.
- Quick output for Cached Download..
- Does not show notices to remember to run 'slackpkg update' when running
slackpkg check-updates.
- Fixed Download Only when upgrade base packages (aaa_base, pkgtools...).
- Fixed a bug in slackpkg upgrade when used with $ROOT.
- Repositories now can contains letters, numbers, minus and underscore
- Fixed a bug on x86 hosts when a repository contains also x86_64 packages
- Some fix in Strict GPG Check.

Version 1.7.a1 - 04/Jan/2016
It's the time for a stable version of slackpkg+. Currently it is just a
development version to fix older feature and add/test new. I'll need more
test possible to make it bugfree ;).
- Code reordering; now slackpkg+ is only
- BugFix: slackpkg did give 'grep: write error' when running with "sudo su -".
- Added repositories; improved
- Strict GPG Check: Packages and metadata in one repository should be signed
with just the root GPG-KEY. This improve security. Some repository might
want to contains heterogeneous package. In this case, set STRICTGPG=off.
- New repository for slackpkg+ development version

Version 1.6.1 - 20/Dec/2015
- Added DOWNLOADONLY to just download packages without installing it

Version 1.6.0 - 19/Dec/2015
- Added CACHEUPDATE. You can now speedup the slackpkg update by caching
metadata files.

Version 1.5.2 - 18/Dec/2015
- Fixed a missed $ROOT
- Added SHOWORDER option. It's a way to sort packages in dialog box to help
reviewing large upgrade from many repositories. The SHOWORDER option
accepts "package" "repository" "tag" "path" "arch".
- Fixed some repository url. There are already some 14.2 repositories!!!
- slackpkg+ advise you to update the pkglist before use it
- Added a script in /usr/doc/slackpkg+-* to a fast check of repositories
- slackpkg -dialog=off now show repository name as with dialog
- Added SENSITIVE_SEARCH option to search case-insensitive
(thanks to phenixia2003)
- Important fixes in the priority manager. Many thanks to all people that
reported the bugs and a Big thanks to phenixia2003 for the fix. Now we need
your help to test it.

Version 1.5.1 - 20/Nov/2015
Note for Slackware 14.1 users: slackware-current introduce important bug fix
in slackpkg 2.82.0-14 (see Slackware ChangeLog) not backported in slackware
14.1; it is not mandatory but you are encouraged to upgrade it by download it
manually; be sure to greylist slackpkg to avoid an automatic downgrade.
- The trailing slash in MIRRORPLUS[] is now optional (thanks to phenixia2003
and Didier Spaier)
- Added DOWNLOADCMD option to add a custom downloader
- Fixed a bug that causes that ALL repositories fail if ONE repository fails
(thanks to FR on Alien Pasture for reporting)
- Fixed TAG_PRIORITY to avoid impact in slackpkg install

Version 1.5.0 - 10/Jul/2015
- Fixed repositories list

Version 1.4.99 - 01/Jul/2015
- Added priority by tag. Setting TAG_PRIORITY to 'on' slackpkg+
automatically upgrade packages from repository where the tag is the same
of the already installed package.

Version 1.4.1 - 16/Jun/2015
- Fix for repositories having CHECKSUMS.md5.gz.asc

Version 1.4.0 - 13/Dec/2014
- Now the official repositories (slackware64, extra, patches...) are treated
as thirdy party repositories, so you can add it in PKGS_PRIORITY
- To put an entire repository in PKGS_PRIORITY, you no more need to add
':.*' after the name (phenixia2003)

Version 1.3.3 - 26/Oct/2014
- Patched to avoid to install glibc-debug from alienbob multilib (thanks to

Version 1.3.2 - 13/Jul/2014
- Patched to reflect changes on slackpkg 2.82.0-13

Version 1.3.1 - 7/Mar/2014
- Improved check-updates function (thanks to phenixia2003)
- Improved debug-mode

Version 1.3.0 - 1/Jan/2014
- Added a debug-mode download verbosity
- On upgrade, the status bar show available packages from every repository

Version 1.2.0 - 9/Dec/2013
- Now ALLOW32BIT also auto-greylist the 32bit packages
- Added an install log in /var/lib/slackpkg/install.log; use
'/usr/libexec/slackpkg/ -t' to create a starting
install.log (it TRY to detect the repository)

Version 1.1.0 - 6/Dec/2013
- Added ALLOW32BIT flag to allow to install 32bit packages on a 64bit system
- install only adaptative multilib by default
- Small fixes

Version 1.0.2 - 6/Dec/2013
- Moved notifications on a dedicated configuration file (notifymsg.conf)

Version 1.0.1 - 14/Nov/2013
- Fixed fatal on 'pasture' repository and on invalid repository

Version 1.0 - 11/Nov/2013
- slackpkg+ 1.0 stable finally relased
- All repositories aligned to newest slackware version
- Documentation reformatting and some typo fix (thanx to idlemoor)
- Added function 'notification on event' that allow to insert reminders
when you install/ugrade/remove some packages. See slackpkgplus.conf samples.
(thanks to phenixia2003)

Version 1.0rc3 - 28/Oct/2013
- slackpkg+ 1.0 release candidate 3. Last call. :)
- Added in /usr/doc/slackpkg+-*, an helper for configure
multilibs in slackpkgplus.conf

Version 1.0rc2 - 21/Oct/2013
- Looks like we get a slackpkg+ 1.0 release candidate 2... but things are
pretty much nailed down at this point. Please test and report any last :D
- Updated some repository to 14.1

Version 1.0rc1 - 16/Oct/2013
- Slackware 14.1 is coming up. I think that also slackpkg+ is ready so as
Slackware I mark it as rc1 :). slackpkg 2.82.0-11 added the 14.1 repositories.
Unfortuatly I don't know which third-party repository will contains 14.1
packages, so I can't add 14.1 to repositories.txt
- You can now ovverride SLACKPKGPLUS VERBOSE from command-line (as USEBL)

Version - 24/Sep/2013
- Try a better way to detect the newest version of the same package in local
or remote directory (does not guarantees 100% success)
- Try to download CHECKSUMS.md5.gz.asc if CHECKSUMS.md5.asc does not exists
(as salixos repository)

Version - 10/Sep/2013
- Fix an issue with dir:// repositories and gpg check

Version - 09/Sep/2013
- Added support for unrepositorized local directory in config file
- Added USEBL to temporary skip blacklist check (USEBL=0 slackpkg install..)

Version - 06/Sep/2013
- fixed a bug on 'slackpkg upgrade file:..'

Version 0.9.7 - 05/Sep/2013
- Added install/upgrade/reinstall from disk with file:package.txz or dir:path,
and remote with {http,ftp,htts}://site/path/[package.txz], unrepositorized
packages. Please, read the README file.
- Disallow to choice the download manager; slackpkg+ require wget AND lftp

Version - 02/Sep/2013
- fixed a bug in new dialog function (thanks to phenixia2003)

Version 0.9.6 - 01/Sep/2013
- fixed a slackpkg bug that does not recreate $WORKDIR if it does not exists.
- added repository name in dialog

Version 0.9.5 - 28/Aug/2013
- fixed a problem with some compat32 packages
- fixed a issue about packages selection with the official slackware repository
(thanks to phenixia2003)

Version 0.9.4 - 27/Aug/2013
- fixed a issue when a pattern is used multiple times in argument
- fixed a bug in install/upgrade regarding the enhanced priority
- fixed a bug in search which leads to wrong information about upgrade
- allow to to install/upgrade/reinstall/remove all the packages from
a given repository (thanks to phenixia2003 for big patch)

Version 0.9.3 - 25/Aug/2013
- fixed md5 check (thanks to AlienBob)

Version 0.9.2 - 01/Aug/2013
- allow to search the non $ARCH packages
- speed up the update process
- allow to disable the download status bar

Version 0.9.1 - 05/May/2013
- fixed an error when a folder is missing in the slackware mirror (as
- fixed a conflict searching the package 'slackpkg'
- added file-search function

Version 0.9rc3 - 01/May/2013
- added more config file checks
- fixed a bug that does not allow to use the gpg check
- fixed a bug that deny to use local slackware mirror

Version 0.9rc2 - 30/Apr/2013
- added config file checks
- fixed a bug that try to check gpg even if CHECKGPG is set to off
- fixed a bug that show compat32 packages as duplicated
- implemented 'slackpkg search'

Version 0.9rc1 - 29/Apr/2013
- added some repository

Version 0.9beta2 - 27/Apr/2013
- fixed a 'package' bug that override slackpkgplus.conf (instead .new)
- added that auto-select a configuration file depending $ARCH
- fixed priority system bug when two repositories have package with the same
full name

Version 0.9beta1 - 26/Apr/2013
- added repositories in conf file
- added a priority system for repository only
- added support to local repository

Version 0.9test1 - 26/Apr/2013
- added a priority system for repository and single packages
- added gpg support
- added explicit support for alienbob multilibs

Version 0.3beta - 10/Oct/2012
- Added slackware 14.0 in default configuration

Version 0.2beta - 28/Sep/2012
- renamed in 'slackpkg+'
- allow to add multiple repositories
- extends the slackpkg 'PRIORITY'

Version 0.1 - 12/Jul/2011
First release.
- added slacky repository to slackpkg