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Yes. If you have swaret installed, you will need to use swaret --update and then swaret --upgrade, and last, to check dependencies, swaret --dep.
You can get swaret off of the CD in /extras or from their site, swaret.org
On the latest version, I had to edit my swaret.conf in the DEP_ROOT= section, and add the mirrors from ROOT= section. The mirrors that are default in DEP_ROOT are swaret mirrors.. not sure why they're there, it's where when you use swaret --dep goes to look for libraries..
nah, swaret-tools are for admins setting up swaret servers.
Be forwarned though, I'd read the documentation about swaret before using it. People have been complaining about it!
It has worked fine for me in every instance, but I guess it's different for everyone.
Also, there was about 500+MB of updates the first time running swaret --upgrade so watch out for a long list of downloads. The top mirrors in ROOT= only give me about ~70kB/s
Also, will this let me choose what I want to upgrade and what I don't want to upgrade. I really only know of 2 things I don't want to upgrade and that is the alsa (like you said, you need a 2.6 kernel for that) and xfree. I want to keep using xfree 4.3.0 insted of upgrading to 4.4.0 because the ATI drivers don't work good with 4.4.0 i've heard.
to only upgrade what you want, type swaret --upgrade xfree and it will upgrade xfree
here is my DEP_ROOT, I would edit it and add the lines I put here from mine but have them commented out, and if it won't receive the libs needed then you could edit it with pico or vi or whatever you prefer and uncomment it and then let it get the updates.
DEPENDENCY= was already set to 1 and I didn't even see DEP_INSTALLor DEP_UPGRADE in there. Also why should I use those servers for DEP_ROOT... aren't the defualt ones good enough? And I want to NOT install xfree and alsa. I want to upgrade everything but those 2. How would I do that?
Distribution: SlackWare 10.1+, FreeBSD 4.4-5.2, Amiga 1.3,2.1,3.1, Windors XP Pro (makes a fair answering machine)
A note on alsa...
alsa 1.0.4 works just fine on kernels below 2.6. I am running 2.4.26 with a local build of alsa 1.0.4 . IMO it is the 2.6 kernel that has the problem. I have yet to get it to build without errors.
Yet any kernel in the 2.4 range I can jed the .config the make oldconfig without any problems.
This weekend is the swaret update of the system. Just my SlackBox not the Wulf or Dragon as the cluster uses a 2.4.18 kernel and mosix.
ok it's download everything right now I just hope it all works when it's done. One thing I did notice though is that it didn't upgrade the kernel. Is there any way to update that through swaret or am I better of just upgrading it manually.