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Old 07-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #16
jimd97
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Eric,

Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest or imply you said "to remove." I was simply looking for clarification since I did not understand that last section of your recommendations in post 9.

I don't know how to cut and paste within these threads the way you and others do, but the beginning of your last set of instruction, or the the beginning of the last paragraph, your post stated verbatim:

"A good thing is to edit /etc/slackpkg/blacklist and look at the last line."

So I paid more attention to the words "A good thing is to edit" rather than "look at." My mistake. I wasn't sure if you were recommending to consider whether or not they should be listed or not listed.

Regards, Jim

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #17
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It does not make sense to add "flash-player-plugin" to the blacklist. The slackpkg utility only works for packages in the official Slackware package set. You usually blacklist packages because you have upgraded a standard Slackware package with a custom package (like my KDE packages, hence the line "[0-9]+alien").

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Alien Bob your are correct. I will edit my blacklist. Thanks
 
Old 07-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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so that will get you upgraded, but how about the kernel. is there a way to safely upgrade the system and kernel this way?
 
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:38 AM   #19
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I always blacklist the kernels and kernel modules. That way a "slackpkg upgrade-all" will leave my existing, working, kernel untouched.

I first upgrade Slackware to the latest state of affairs using slackpkg.
I will then manually install a new kernel if the ChangeLog.txt tells me that one is available. I use "installpkg" to install the new kernel and modules packages in parallel with the old kernel.
After that, I will add a section in /etc/lilo.conf for the new kernel (copy and edit the section used for the working kernel), while at the same time not touching any of the lines for the working kernel.
Finally I run "lilo" to make the change permanent, reboot the computer, test the new kernel, and if that boots I remove the old kernel definition from /etc/lilo.conf . If the new kernel did not boot then I am not in serious trouble since lilo will still have an entry to reboot into a working kernel.

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #20
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ok, thanks that is very helpful

ok so im ok with slackpkg i think... just change the mirror and upgrade all, that will get me to current.

the lilo portion I'm good with as well

i used to compile my own kernels, never tried to upgrade to what slackware was offering in current. so if you can spoon feed me i guess the installpkg directions, it would be appreciated
 
  


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