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Old 05-08-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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Got puzzled when upgrading from 11.0 to current.(Solved)

When upgrading,I use slackpkg and followed the "IMPORTANT: Upgrading from 11.0 should be done in this order:" section on as below:
IMPORTANT: Upgrading from 11.0 should be done in this order:
1. Install a 2.6.18+ kernel (if you are using the default 2.4 kernel from
Slackware 11.0) - there are kernel packages available in the A series
that should work fine. Note that the generic* kernels will require
an initrd, so you should probably choose one of the huge* kernels
for now.
At this point, use "installpkg" to install the kernel rather than
"upgradepkg" so that you will still have a working kernel if the new one
doesn't boot. If you were not already running a 2.6 kernel, you will
need to reboot before doing anything else.
2. After successfully booting the new 2.6 kernel, you may now remove the
kernel-ide and kernel-modules-2.4.* packages.
3. Go into single user mode (runlevel 1) with "telinit 1"
4. Upgrade the a/glibc-solibs package.
5. Upgrade the a/pkgtools and a/sed packages.
6. Remove all of the x/ series packages ( cd /var/log/packages ;
removepkg x11-* fontconfig* dejavu-ttf* ttf-indic-fonts* ).
7. Upgrade the aaa_base package - this MUST be done before the next step.
8. ...
Just yesterday night I upgraded one box from 11.0 to current,everything was OK.
But just now I upgrade slackware 11.0 to current running on my ThinkPad T23 laptop,something puzzled me.
I have a kernel-2.6.21 compiled from source,and I directly started from step 3,when I was upgrading sed package,slackpkg told me that "No packages match the pattern for upgrade",but yesterday I didn't got this message.Then I checked the version of sed on my box and it was sed-4.1.5.i486-1,and I checked the sed package on, fait...the version is also sed-4.1.5.i486-1.And I checked the attribute of sed package both on "" and "",nothing different.

Then I continued upgrading,when I was upgrading the aaa_base package,slackpkg worked abnormal.
There must be something wrong.
What happened?

Last edited by cowyn; 05-08-2007 at 09:27 PM.
Old 05-08-2007, 09:14 AM   #2
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I think you may not have the dialog-*.tgz package installed on your second machine.
Old 05-08-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by allend
I think you may not have the dialog-*.tgz package installed on your second machine.
oooh yeah,I used to solved the problem that slackpkg didn't work by installing dialog package before.I almost forgot it Thanx,allend.
Old 05-09-2007, 09:35 AM   #4
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This is why slackpkg(8) advises to run "slackpkg install-new" before running "slackpkg upgrade-all"


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