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Old 10-05-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
Xylon
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Does Swaret change Slackware version?


On Slack 9.0 when using the default swaret configurations file and typing:

swaret --update
swaret --upgrade -a

Is this considered upgrading from 9.0 to 9.1? After swaret runs will I 'officially' have 9.1?

Thanks
Jason
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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If think that you by running the default swaret upgrade gets the "current" version of slackware
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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From what I understand Swaret updates all the packages on your system, but not the kernel (at least it didn't update mine). You have to upgrade the kernel yourself. I upgraded mine to 2.4.22 afterwards.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:36 PM   #4
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If you remove the kernel from the exclude list in your swaret.conf, it will also upgrade your kernel.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 04:17 PM   #5
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Hey

Where would i go abouts getting Swaret??? Swaret isent going to freeze my comp when i go to upgrade to 9.1 i was thinking about it cuz in past expirence i've notice it happens alot especially in Mandrake....Thanks

Matt3333
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:55 PM   #6
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A quick Google search would take you to http://swaret.xbone.be.
Swaret has been keeping my box up-to-date for the past 2 months and I haven't had any significant troubles with it, so I'd say go for it!
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:08 PM   #7
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Swaret is also included in the "extras" directory of Slackware 9.1 and Slackware Current.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:01 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by djbanaan
If you remove the kernel from the exclude list in your swaret.conf, it will also upgrade your kernel.
Not recommended... you'll mess up the system real easily. You're much much much more better off upgrading your kernel manually.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:38 PM   #9
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I don't think anyone answered the original question: Is my system officially a Slack 9.1 system after running swaret on Slack 9.0?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:26 PM   #10
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In the swaret.conf you can choose if you want to upgrade your slackware dist to "current" status or just 9.1 status.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:26 PM   #11
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Yes, it will. I took a 9.0 system and used swaret to upgrade everything (including kernel and lilo, no problems) and now /etc/slackware-version says I have 9.1.0.

Whether this constitutes an "official" 9.1 or not, I don't know, but all the packages are the same version as 9.1 and it's running great without a wipe and re-install.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:20 PM   #12
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The way to tell:

cat /etc/slackware-version

Happy Slacking.

Garry
 
  


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