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Old 03-18-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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getting updated packages


once i get slack 8.1 installed from the official disk, what is the easiest way to make sure i get all the updated packages i need? i don't understand how the directories are organized under slackware-current.

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Old 03-18-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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I would look into Swaret. It is a very nice tool when used properly. You can get it here...http://freshmeat.net/projects/swaret...c_id=147%2C253
Also, check out this thread for more important information....http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=swaret
 
Old 03-18-2003, 05:44 PM   #3
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thanks!
so, if i install the current packages, will it be equivalent to 9.0?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 04:57 PM   #4
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Question one more question

will i have to do anything beyond this to upgrade to 9.0?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 07:07 PM   #5
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As long as you properly update the packages, you'll essentially be running 9.0. Just take heed to which packages need to be upgraded before others (glibc-solibs, and pkgtools). Sometimes, you'll need to check some of your configurations in /etc. On the ftp sites, in the slackware tree, there is an UPGRADE.TXT file that has some additional info.
 
Old 03-21-2003, 08:39 AM   #6
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When using swaret, make sure you read FAQ first! it tell you about the 3 file you must update first before you can start updating the rest of the packages....

also try the main site for swaret..

swaret.xbone.be
 
  


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