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Old 10-07-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Is slackware64-14.0 so new that it doesn't have patches yet?

I am upgrading to slackware64-14.0. Usually, when I am done installing all the packages in the a-y slackware sets, I check the patches directory and install the patches... but I can't find any patches at the slackware mirror nearest me ( Is it so perfect that there are none?
Old 10-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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It was only released 10 days ago so no, it isn't too perfect for patches, but yes, it is too new for any (critical) patches to be needed right now.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Patches will come when major bugs are found, but usually not sooner for the mainstream releases.

If you need more up-to-date software you might want to switch to the -Current tree for slackpkg and keep track of the system packages in that aspect.
Old 10-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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Slackware 14.0 will have security patches and Slackware-current will start to move again. I am thoroughly enjoying my new Slackware 14.0 systems. Mr. Volkerding and the Slackware team deserve some down time.


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