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From: p00p at (|reduced|minus|none|)
Subject: Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update and transition

> - Listing installed "packages" on the machine; slackware documentation 
> shows how to install, update, and remove but not query installed 
> packages for version information 
> (  How would I get a list 
> of all the packages installed with name, version and summary information 
> in csv format?  One RedHat 'linux "power user"' way would be rpm -qa 
> --qf '%{NAME},%{VERSION},%{SUMMARY}\n'
i'm not sure about the format, but swaret will list packages.
'swaret --list' for the newest version, or get a slightly outdated 
version in slackware/extra

> - Automate patch and package deployment for a large install base?  A 
> couple of RedHat ways would be up2date with the satellite server or 
> autorpm.

again, swaret can easily do that. a cron job would work quite nicely.

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