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View Poll Results: Do you use current or stable?
Stable 117 51.32%
Current 71 31.14%
Mixed / Both 40 17.54%
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by uppman View Post
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

mirror slackware-current

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

set -e

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

Thats -current. Stable is Slackware 13.0 with patches/
Old 12-02-2009, 07:35 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by sahko View Post
Thats -current. Stable is Slackware 13.0 with patches/
Well ok, I should have said a mix. That's what I voted for.

I don't plan to use any more stuff from -current unless something breaks..

Old 12-02-2009, 07:50 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by uppman View Post
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


I followed you instructions and I am now running KDE-4.3.3.
Thank you.
Alas, even in 4.4.3 Konqueror is still unusable.
Old 12-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #34
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Most of the time Slack64-current.
Every now and then stable (on my wife's notebook)
Old 12-03-2009, 02:39 AM   #35
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Answered "current", since that is what I use most of the time for daily work.

My server runs stable though, as my wife's machine (she doesn't like surprises), and I have VMs with "clean" -stable 32 & 64 Slackware for testing things.
Old 12-03-2009, 03:03 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by BrZ View Post
A slightly modded current.
Same here. mostly KDE mods.
Old 12-03-2009, 04:30 AM   #37
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No vote for 'other' so I didn't vote.

I run 11.0 for 2.4 kernels on antiques, and 11.0 for old laptop that needs rc.pcmcia to work (I can't get pcmcia on 12.1/2 to work, haven't tried 13.0 yet)

12.1 is my main desktop's tho, more software, gnome and works well for old intel's, and radeon r300 cards (with binary blob ati driver for 2.6.27 stable series kernel

Running current on one netbook and one desktop. So far so good.

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Old 12-04-2009, 09:49 PM   #38
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I'm running Slackware64-current with a kernel and Fluxbox.

So far stable
Old 08-25-2014, 03:34 PM   #39
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Always STABLE! I use the comp for productivity!
Old 08-25-2014, 03:48 PM   #40
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I use too many packages out of slackbuilds to get work done to play around with -current.

If there was an itch that I had which -current scratched, it would be a different story.
Old 08-25-2014, 03:49 PM   #41
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I use stable on my laptop because I run a few OEM drivers with my system, and use Slackware as a building and chroot host for LFS. My desktop however is now CRUX though.
Old 08-25-2014, 04:06 PM   #42
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Necrothreading FTW
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:07 PM   #43
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I run a version of -current everywhere, but it's not necessarily a current -current, depending upon which machine out of a couple of dozen or so. Currently, none of them are *actually* -current. Perhaps if I spent more time keeping current with -current, and less time reading LQ I could attain stability with -current, except stability could be an issue.

I guess I could be considered necro-current.


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Old 08-25-2014, 06:20 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
Necrothreading FTW
Indeed!! A five year old thread.
These days I'm running Stable on three of my machines. I have one box that is a Slackware64-current dual boot with OpenBSD 5.5.
Old 08-25-2014, 08:08 PM   #45
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-current is the new stable... at least for me. Non mission critical business related install. But still...yet to have a major glitch.

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