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Old 07-26-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
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from slackware -current to -stable


hello.i just installed the slackware 13rc1 and i know that it is still in the -current. when setting up mirror for use by slackpkg, i noticed that it include mirrors pointing to slackware 13. i tried to use it as mirror but slackpkg said that i have to choose at least 1 mirror. so what i did is try to use -current mirror and then it worked. my questions is if ever that slackware 13 comes out as stable, does pointing to slackware 13 mirror in slackpkg mirrors list will make my slackware -current a -stable one? or is there something else that must be configured before it becomes -stable?sorry for very simple question, but im just a relatively new in linux in general and in slackware in particular. thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 05:07 AM   #2
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Nothing else needs to be done. slackware-current evolves and, from time to time, a copy of its tree is made and that becomes a stable release, only receiving updates related to security and serious problems. If you are on what has been called Slackware 13 RC1, you are on -current, very close to a new release. When Slackware 13 is released, both -stable and -current will be identical for some time. At that point, you can change your configuration to a Slackware 13 mirror to follow the -stable branch instead of continuing in the -current branch.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 05:11 AM   #3
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Nothing else needs to be done. slackware-current evolves and, from time to time, a copy of its tree is made and that becomes a stable release, only receiving updates related to security and serious problems. If you are on what has been called Slackware 13 RC1, you are on -current, very close to a new release. When Slackware 13 is released, both -stable and -current will be identical for some time. At that point, you can change your configuration to a Slackware 13 mirror to follow the -stable branch instead of continuing in the -current branch.
thanks for the quick reply,rg3. that clears it up.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 07:25 AM   #4
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Might check this out and use it for 13.0 when it releases.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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Might check this out and use it for 13.0 when it releases.
isn't it just like the mirror-slackware-current.sh of alien bob? it just that it create an iso from the stable branch instead of the -current one?
 
  


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