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Old 03-21-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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Question Updating from Slackware 10 to 10.1

Sorry for posting this but I've searched quite a lot and didn't find a reasonable solution. The problem is: how to update from 10 to 10.1 using (if possible) some external program (swaret, slack-get, etc)
I'm not asking for the commands... I'm just asking if it's possible... and how

Old 03-21-2005, 09:45 AM   #2
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i don't use either of these, but as far as i know both of those will/can update your slack install to be current.

or you could simply download all the packages and use the instructions given by pat to upgrade. very easy to do.
Old 03-21-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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You can use swaret to do that. I have never had problems using it, but others will tell you otherwise.
Old 03-21-2005, 10:36 AM   #4
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there ought to be a txt file in the 10.1 tree somewhere that discusses upgrading, essentially it's just running upgradepkg a bunch, but there is more to it than that. it never hurts to do a system backup before you get started in case you ef something up.
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These two contain the info you need I think



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Old 03-23-2005, 03:15 AM   #6
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thanks for the help
SwareT seems to do the trick... saved me a lot of uninstallpkg(s)
For future users: glibc should be upgraded in runlevel 1 ..and never install the aaa_ thingies
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One of the things Patrick always does when he realeases a new Slackware version is to issue an UPGRADE.TXT file that explains in detail how to upgrade your system to the newest version. It is probably a better idea to follow Patrick's advice as sometimes things need to be done besides just installing new packages and none of the automated systems like swaret or slapt-get will do those things. When I upgrade I usually download the iso's, mount them and then follow Patrick's instructions. It's worked every time without a hitch.


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