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Old 08-18-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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Easiest way to update slackware 10.0


I know this question must have been asked before but i'm pretty new to all this so it's been quite the learning process for me. What is the easiest way to update slackware 10.0 and it's applications. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time once again.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 09:59 PM   #2
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That said: what do you want to upgrade to? :)


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Old 08-18-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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sorry about that and thank you for moving it for me. what i meant by updating is bug fixes, etc.. lol sorry if i am sounding like such a noob even if i am one.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:11 PM   #4
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Well for bug fixes, just do it manually. Go here . Just get the ones for your slack 10 if that's what you're using.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:44 PM   #5
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Well for bug fixes, just do it manually. Go here . Just get the ones for your slack 10 if that's what you're using.
If you are going to do this route ^^^ use 'upgradepkg' to upgrade them
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:49 PM   #6
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slackpkg, swaret, or apt-get, are the easiest way to upgrade your slackware system.

slackpkg is the one I use, but most people use swaret or apt-get however.

to do a system upgrade with slackpkg, after you setup it, type "slackpkg update" followed by "slackpkg upgrade slackware"
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:06 AM   #7
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thank you all for your input and time. Necro where do i get slackpkg? And swaret I couldn't get because I couldn't connect to the website. Is the site down? All of your help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:14 AM   #8
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slackpkg is in the /extra folder in the slackware cd-2

ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/slackw...extra/slackpkg
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:20 AM   #9
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After install, you need to select ONE (and only ONE) mirror for download packages from. Edit your /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and uncomment one of those lines, or include your own mirror. FTP and HTTP mirrors are supported at the moment.

Necro how do I edit the /etc/slackpkg/mirrors? Thank you for your help thus far. This is a lot of fun for some reason.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:49 AM   #10
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You can use any texteditor of your choice to edit the file.

I prefer mcedit (on console type: mcedit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors ) because it is very easy to use.
( Midnight Commander must be installed to use mcedit )

If you have KDE or Gnome installed, you can open and edit the file with kedit ( KDE ) or gedit ( Gnome ), or any other editor of your choice.

And yes, you can also go the hard way and try VI ( vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors )

Like said, any editor will do the job. There are hundreds of good editors to choose from ( pico and nano are also good and easy to learn editors for beginners )
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:02 AM   #11
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i used vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and it brings up the mirrors. now how do I uncomment a mirror? thank you
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:10 AM   #12
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Quote:
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i used vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and it brings up the mirrors. now how do I uncomment a mirror? thank you
vi is terrible if you don't know how to use it, use pico, mcedit, or a gui editor like kedit and gedit to open /etc/slackpkg/mirrors, choose a ftp server that has "slackware-current" in it, remove the "#" from the line.


see if its working by typing "slackpkg update", if the server doesn't work try another ono
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:36 AM   #13
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i did it finally using gedit. thank you all so much. I couldn't have done it without all your help. I'm going to be worn out at work tomorrow.
 
  


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