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Is there a specific order to do the upgrade? Basically, I used to compile Qt, KDE, mplayer and other applications from source but I want to make use of the latest packages under Slackware current.
In one of the posts mianve suggested me to read the ChangeLog but there is no specific order for which packages to start with. In another post Keefaz suggested to upgrade glibc, gcc, coreutils and binutils.
I'd recommend that you take a look at the instructions for upgrading to SLackware 10.1 and follow the order listed there. The instructions can be found here:
(Of course, you can use a mirror).
The advice there is similar to what Keefaz suggested - upgrade glibc related libraries first, and then pkgtools and sed if necessary - but there are additional instructions about how to boot into single-user mode for the upgrade and so on.
Basically, you'd need to begin by deciding which of the packages in current you will use (based on what you have installed, maybe all of the packages but it depends on your system) and then downloading them to your machine. Then you could follow the UPGRADE.TXT instructions.
I'd like to add a warning about blindly using swaret (or any other tool like it) with current. You REALLY need to read the changelogs in current because packages are put in there that WILL break your system unless you take specific action. Swaret is a decent tool, but you need to understand what it is doing and how it can cause trouble.
One thing I have noticed after upgrading to current and also under SuSE 9.3 is that:
The crash warrning window appears when I try to shutdown or reboot my machine BUT the system goes directly to the console and display the shutdown commands. This happens in fraction of seconds and I cann't click on close or view the stacl trace of the error. Why do you think this happens?