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Old 07-09-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
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Installing aaa_elflibs


I'm in the process of upgrading to Slack 10. The changelog for aaa_elflibs says -

"This package should be not upgraded or reinstalled (it could copy over newer library versions). "

Which sounds a bit scary! I'm coming from 9.1 so I've currently got aaa_elflibs-9.1.2-i486-2 on my system.

Any advice please.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:08 PM   #2
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Read the UPGRADE document in the slackware tree. It will tell you how, by going into init 1.
It might be better to just re-install as about 60% of the packages would be upgraded.
if you must try it, the best way is probably to boot Slackware setup (from floppies or CD1) and mount the partition, then run package tool there and remove the packages. then install the new ones manually or with setup.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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I upgraded to 10 just by swaret I let this package as this but I upgraded aaa_base instead

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Apparently the aaa_base upgrade just add an email to root's mailbox welcoming them to Linux as I actually read its description

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Old 07-09-2004, 04:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I've installed the package and am still alive! I've also restarted my machine. So I'm probally Slackware 10 now.


Thanks
 
Old 07-09-2004, 05:19 PM   #5
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haldir@mirkwood: haldir $ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 10.0.0

Try it and see.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 07:28 AM   #6
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There are a couple of new directories in Slackware 10 that are created by aaa_base. But this illustrates how one can safely upgrade a complete system.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 07:47 AM   #7
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I checked the libraries provided by aaa_base, I have more recent version for all listed, I suppose aaa_base is installed at setup stage of the slackware installation to procure a minimal compatibility without install additional library package.
 
  


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