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View Poll Results: Do you use current or stable?
Stable 117 51.77%
Current 69 30.53%
Mixed / Both 40 17.70%
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nille_kungen View Post
Now i'm waiting for KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 to reach current.
me too. and the next stable release too. i hope it`s done until xmas.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:28 PM   #17
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I've been running current for years, literally. I don't think I have reinstalled Slackware in this system since, at least, 4 years ago.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #18
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A slightly modded current.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:52 PM   #19
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slack64-13 & slack32-13: both stable on 5 comps. All with flux...sometime with a short switch fo xfce. Maybe I'll try another wm in the future (but NEVER NEVER NEVER KDE 4.x)
 
Old 12-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #20
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Stable with vbatts' KDE 4.3.1 packages.
Ditto. Much better than 4.2.4.
I was running Xfce for a while, and still do every now and then, but found it is not as stable as KDE 4.3.1
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:31 PM   #21
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I don't think current will introduce any large security/stability issues, but it requires a lot of updating.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #22
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always running on -Current
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #23
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Since Slackware64, I've used only current. So far, I've not had a problem.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #24
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Slackware -current is more stable than running a bleeding edge rolling release distro or the testing repos of other distros, because I'm guess these packages are actually tested before pushed into -current, where they go further testing? Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #25
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In college I usually ran current. Now that I'm out I just run stable. I know that keeping current would only take about 10 minutes extra a week, but why mess with something that works, especially when I don't have as much time to fiddle with it?
 
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:53 PM   #26
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Stable with vbatts' KDE 4.3.1 packages.My internet connection is dial-up 56K(pci modem Lucent/Agere), then download current is difficult ...
 
Old 12-02-2009, 01:15 AM   #27
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A (stable) mix with KDE 4.3.3 from current. Works like a charm!

Last edited by uppman; 12-02-2009 at 07:38 AM. Reason: Careless use of stable.. I voted for Both/Mixed
 
Old 12-02-2009, 01:34 AM   #28
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Stable with KDE 4.3.3 from current. Works like a charm!
Please would you share how you installed kde-4.3.3 on 13.0-stable?
 
Old 12-02-2009, 03:02 AM   #29
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Please would you share how you installed kde-4.3.3 on 13.0-stable?
1. Did a full install of 13.0 stable.

2. Installed stuff from stable extra.

upgradepkg --install-new /mnt/dvd/extra/jdk-6/*.t?z
upgradepkg --install-new /mnt/dvd/extra/kde3-compat/*.t?z
upgradepkg --install-new /mnt/dvd/extra/bittorrent/*.t?z
upgradepkg --install-new /mnt/dvd/extra/bittornado/*.t?z
upgradepkg --install-new /mnt/dvd/extra/tightvnc/*.t?z

3. Downloaded current

lftp
#open ftp://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware
open ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distributions/slackware
mirror slackware-current
bye

4. Installed/upgraded according to the current changelog (as per Nov 16) with a simple script.

Code:
set -e

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u17-i586-1.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/a/hdparm-9.27-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/a/less-418-i486-4.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/a/openssl-solibs-0.9.8l-i486-1.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/ap/gphoto2-2.4.7-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/ap/hplip-3.9.4b-i486-3.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/ap/linuxdoc-tools-0.9.56-i486-6.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/ap/mysql-5.1.39-i486-2.txz 
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/ap/sysstat-9.0.4-i486-1.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/irssi-0.8.14-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/net-snmp-5.5-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/obexftp-0.23-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/openssh-5.3p1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/gnutls-2.8.4-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/openssl-0.9.8l-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/nn-6.7.3-i486-3.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/php-5.2.11-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/n/samba-3.4.2-i486-2.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/d/git-1.6.5-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/d/perl-5.10.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/d/subversion-1.6.5-i486-1.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/x/mesa-7.5.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/x/dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.30-noarch-1.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/imagemagick-6.5.6_10-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/pidgin-2.6.3-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/MPlayer-r29789-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-firefox-3.5.5-i686-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/gimp-2.6.7-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/seamonkey-2.0-i486-3.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/xap/xpdf-3.02pl4-i486-1.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/libgphoto2-2.4.7-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/PyQt-4.6.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/QScintilla-2.4-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/akonadi-1.2.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/alsa-lib-1.0.21a-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/babl-0.1.0-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/eigen2-2.0.6-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/gegl-0.1.0-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/pilot-link-0.12.3-i486-10.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/poppler-0.12.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/poppler-data-0.3.0-noarch-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/redland-1.0.9-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/shared-mime-info-0.70-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/sip-4.9.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/soprano-2.3.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/taglib-1.6-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/taglib-extras-1.0.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/wv2-0.4.1-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/strigi-0.7.0-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/qt-4.5.3_063bded-i486-3.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/qca-2.0.2-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/jre-6u17-i586-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/gstreamer-0.10.25-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/gst-plugins-good-0.10.16-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/gst-plugins-base-0.10.25-i486-1.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/phonon-4.3.1-i486-2.txz
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/l/seamonkey-solibs-2.0-i486-3.txz

upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/kde/*.t?z 
upgradepkg --install-new ../../sw_installations_media/current/slackware-current/slackware/kdei/*.t?z
Done!

/Magnus
 
Old 12-02-2009, 03:18 AM   #30
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I ALWAYS run stable.

I am a very conservative guy - maybe that is why I like Slackware.
 
  


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