I just got Slackintosh 10.2 successfully installed on my pmac 7500. Its running on an ide disk (formatted PC style/MBR) with a promise pci/ide controller. There are no scsi disks or macos installed on the computer. The system boots to an external scsi optical MO drive which has some old funky version of yaboot and a copy of my kernel. Dont ask me how this version of yaboot works on an old world mac, but it does nicely. I had to tweak the slackintosh setup programs since there are no scsi drives attached to the system. All in all its running smooth.
Voodoo linux magic rocks ;-)
Is there a version of swaret for slackintosh?
swaret is a shell script, just download it (swaret 1.6.2 is a -noarch package)
Is it possible to tweak the swaret scripts to point to the slackintosh repository?
yup! point it to: http://workaround.ch/pub/slackintosh/10.2/ or http://workaround.ch/pub/slackintosh/current/
Otherwise, whats the preferred method for upgrading packages? slapt-get?
uhm... upgradepkg? just joking: adrian has already ported slapt-get to slackintosh (eh, this one isn't a -noarch) you can find the link here: http://software.jaos.org/#slapt-get which points to: http://workaround.ch/pub/slackintosh/10.2/extra/slapt-get-0.9.11-powerpc-1.tgz
by the way, also slackpkg should work (it is in /extra)
-- Marco Bonetti Slackintosh Linux Project Developer http://slackintosh.workaround.ch/