Apr 10, 2011

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

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:

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


written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

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