autoslackpkg-0.8 Update Release

This is the 3rd update release (v0.8) of autoslackpkg, a SlackBuild package for Slackware Linux.

Slackware

autoslackpkg automates the use of slackpkg. The script expects to be run as the root user. It also expects specific modifications to blacklist, mkinitrd.conf, efi.conf & lilo.conf.

Extensive help screens with examples are available. To see usage help run (autoslackpkg) without options or arguments. Usage help also is displayed if there is a script option or argument error.

When run with the -h option and a valid argument (autoslackpkg -h overview | blacklist | elilo | lilo | mkinitrd) the script provides help.

When run with the -m option and a valid argument (autoslackpkg -m dialog | batch) the script runs in either dialog mode or batch mode. Dialog mode is a hands-on, interactive mode. Batch mode runs without user input.

When run with the -s option (autoslackpkg -s update | install-new | upgrade-all | clean-system | install-kernel | remove-kernel | new-config) the script only runs a specific section of the overall script.

The script maintains multiple kernels and manages EFI & LILO setups (not GRUB yet). The default boot kernel is changed to the most recent kernel. In the unlikely event the most recent kernel is not functioning properly the system can be rebooted with the previous kernel.

The script runs in 2 Phases. If not installing a new kernel then autoslackpkg runs both Phase 1 & Phase 2 in succession. If a new kernel is installed then only Phase 1 is run & reboot is required. After reboot, rerun autoslackpkg then Phase 1 is skipped & only Phase 2 is run.

Phase 1 includes:

1) slackpkg update 2) slackpkg install-new 3) slackpkg upgrade-all (see blacklist help) 4) new kernel download & installation (see blacklist help) 5) mkinitrd for new kernel (see mkitrd help) 6) EFI system new kernel management (see elilo help) 7) LILO system new kernel management (see lilo help)

Phase 2 includes:

1) slackpkg clean-system 2) EFI system old kernel management (see elilo help) 3) LILO system old kernel management (see lilo help) 4) run updatedb 5) slackpkg config-new 6) find /etc .new & .orig

CHANGELOG

2019-11-23 autoslackpkg-0.8
  removed autoslackpkg, script_end_message
    dialog message cleared new-config output
  modified elilo_lib, test_elilo
    added default=Gen test
  modified kernel_lib, search_kernel
    removed variable $UPGRADE_RELEASE
    modified variable $KERNEL_UPGRADE from array
  modified kernel_lib, install_new_kernel
    added variable $UPGRADE & logic to ignore testing kernels
  modified kernel_lib, remove_kernel_start_message
    modified variable to $INACTIVE_KERNEL from $OLD_KERNEL
  modified kernel_lib, remove_kernel
    added search_kernel call
    modified variable to $INACTIVE_KERNEL from $OLD_KERNEL
    added slackpkg_REMOVE_KERNEL call
  modified lilo_lib, test_lilo
    added default=Gen test
  modified slackpkg_lib, blacklist_backup & blacklist_restore
    modified backup extension to $SCRIPT_NAME from ".bak"
  slackpkg_lib, slackpkg_download_kernel
    added SLACKPKGPLUS=off to download commands
  added slackpkg_lib, slackpkg_remove_kernel
    function manages removal of inactive kernels
  modified slackpkg_lib, slackpkg_clean_system
    added blacklist_backup call
    added kernels to blacklist
    added blacklist_restore call
  modified slackpkg_lib, slackpkg_new_config
    removed "Hit any key to continue" message

Links:

autoslackpkg-0.8 package: autoslackpkg-0.8-noarch-1_SBo.tgz
md5sum: 46d0c2e55fc586b17f9ef38b2bc04b15 autoslackpkg-0.8-noarch-1_SBo.tgz

autoslackpkg-0.8 source: autoslackpkg-0.8.tar.gz
md5sum: fee574497c7d743b865b6de0ecb31f54 autoslackpkg-0.8.tar.gz

autoslackpkg SlackBuild: autoslackpkg.tar.gz
md5sum: d2c652b43194fa89dafa37a9dc12c597 autoslackpkg.tar.gz

Published:

11/23/2019

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