[Slackbuilds-users] 13.1

Antoine NONYME mickeytintincolle at yahoo.fr
Thu May 27 15:01:48 UTC 2010

Le Wed, 26 May 2010 17:57:59 -0500,
Rob McGee <rob0 at slackbuilds.org> a écrit :

> I have found in two cases, one of which was 11.x[1], that installing 
> the *binary* xz package and upgradepkg pkgtools is all it takes to 
> get the ability to deal with .txz in the packaging system[2,3]. I 
> didn't do anything with tar.
I didn't look at pkgtools if xz is used inside a tar command or in a
separate command, so I upgraded tar . According to what you are saying,
xz is used in a separate command so tar needs not know about xz and
so it needs not be upgraded .

> [1] I can't check the exact version, because that one WAS upgraded.
There is only one 11.x version of Slackware - it is 11.0 .
> [2] And that was HOW it was upgraded, installpkg -root /new ...
> [3] There are things outside pkgtools where it is sometimes useful
>     or desirable to be able to look inside a binary package. For
>     example, mc(1) works well to view a package, but only if it is
>     also upgraded (and I doubt the binary 13.0 mc package would work
>     on older systems.)

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