Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beware of util-linux Changes

Latest update in Slackware-Current is a little bit tricky as it tried to remove util-linux-ng and replace it with the normal util-linux package. This could cause some problems for people who tried to remove util-linux-ng and then installing util-linux package as you need some commands which is included in util-linux-ng package in order to do the installations.

The safest way to update is by using one of these methods:
  • upgradepkg util-linux-ng%util-linux-2.19-i486-1.txz
  • if you use Slackpkg, use slackpkg install-new and then slackpkg remove util-linux-ng
  • installpkg util-linux-2.19-i486-1.txz and then removepkg util-linux-ng