Install KDE 4.6.x on Slackware and exclude from slapt-get upgrade

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I am actually using Slackware 13.37 RC 4.6692, that will very likely become the final release of Slackware 13.37. Because I am lazy, I make use of the very comfortable slapt-get tool that enables an apt-get like package manager on Slackware Gnu/Linux.
If you want to install KDE 4.6.x (version 4.6.2 at this moment), follow the great tutorial and packages built by mr Eric Hameleers, also known as Alien.
After you installed (and enjoyed) KDE, you may desire to block future updates made using slapt-get, that will try to “upgrade” your KDE packages (and dependencies) with those on Slackware repository. It’s easy! Just open the file

/etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc

and add the word alien at the end of the EXCLUDED list. So it would look like:

EXCLUDE=^aaa_elflibs,^devs,^glibc-.*,^kernel-.*,^udev,.*-[0-9]+dl$,x86_64,-*alien

From now on, each package ending with “-*alien” will be excluded by upgrades made using slapt-get.

Enjoy.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.