[ARMedslack] Package auto? downgrade

Davide louigi600 at yahoo.it
Sun Aug 4 06:44:01 UTC 2013

>>> I have release 13.37 according to /etc/slackware-version.
>>> I have recenly discovered that my mutt package has been downgraded,
>>> and I don't understand how/why.

>> mutt in 13.37 was last touched in 2010.
>> However, armedslack-13.1 has
>>   armedslack-13.1/slackware/n/mutt-
>> Where is slackpkg configured to download from?
>> I suspect that you're some how downloading from the wrong tree, or
>> the mirror you're using has mixed up content.

>The only uncommented line in mirrors is:
>so indeed it looks inconsistent....
>I certainly didn't intentionally change anything to my mutt install,
>so what might have caused it to be downgraded?

As far as I know slackpkg should not automatically do any sort of automatic package dependencies (unless you use a modified version that also rewuires using a repo with managed deps) or other automatic actions that are not specifically passed via command line (like upgrade or reinstall).
Are yo sure you did not accidentally reinstall a package series and  accidentally checked mutt for reinstall ?

Is your system exposed to internet for long periods ?
If I were you I'd check the package content to match perfectly (ie some hash check not just size) with what should be distributed with the package having an unjustified package version on your system could mean your system has been hacked. If your system has been hacked you might have other compromised bins so you should do your checks from a known good rescue system (ie your hash binary might have been hacked to report good hashes for the other bins that have been compromised). 

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