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Old 09-08-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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kde 4.7 and firefox 6


Hello,

I installed version 13.37 and I updated it today.
But I see that I have kde 4.5.5 where KDE 4.7 is the newest.
I also see that I have firefox 4.0.1 where firefox 6.x is the newest.

Do I have to update to current to get this versions ?

Roelof
 
Old 09-08-2011, 03:01 AM   #2
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For 13.37 KDE version is 4.5.5... (Unless I'm wrong...)

About firefox, it looks like this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-901633/

as firefox 6 is in the patches of 13.37...
 
Old 09-08-2011, 03:10 AM   #3
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Hello,

Firefox 6.0.2 is a security upgrade for slack 13.37. If you want to keep slackware up-to-date, you can use slackpkg.

For kde 4.7, you can use AlienBob's package and he recomends to use -current.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 05:39 AM   #4
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Oke,

Then I have to find out how to update 13.37 to current without messing up things.

Roelof
 
Old 09-08-2011, 05:50 AM   #5
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At least one person mentioned in the comments section of http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...for-slackware/ that he is running my KDE 4.7.1 on Slackware 13.37:
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Just upgraded my 13.37 desktop from your KDE 4.6.5 packages to 4.7.1, and so far it’s running fine.
Eric
 
Old 09-08-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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Then I have to find out how to update 13.37 to current without messing up things.
If you take this path, you should have a look to the link to the thread I sent earlier, it's talking about that... As a reminder

Cheers

Garry.

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
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Hello gary,

I found the upgrade.txt but it's talking about this : Slackware 13.1 to 13.37 Upgrade HOWTO <volkerdi@slackware.com>

So not talking about 13.37 to current.
Can I then take the same steps as described in the upgrade.txt

Roelof
 
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I found the upgrade.txt but it's talking about this : Slackware 13.1 to 13.37 Upgrade HOWTO <volkerdi@slackware.com>

So not talking about 13.37 to current.
Can I then take the same steps as described in the upgrade.txt
There is no official documentation for "upgradeing" to slackware-current, since that is the development tree. By installing/upgrading to slackware-current you implicitly accept that you are a Slackware "beta tester". If you need your computer for daily production use, think twice about upgradeing to slackware-current unless you are confident enough that you can cope with any issues that may arise at any point when a buggy package gets added.

Having said that, using slackpkg for this upgrade is a fairly painless and straight-forward process even for the move 13.37 -> current.

Eric
 
Old 09-08-2011, 08:14 AM   #9
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Oke,

So I have to work with a old KDE and stay stable or choose for a new KDE and accept that my box which I want to use daily is unstable.
Difficult choice then.

Roelof
 
Old 09-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #10
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Oke,

So I have to work with a old KDE and stay stable or choose for a new KDE and accept that my box which I want to use daily is unstable.
Difficult choice then.
Roelof
It will not necessarily be unstable (Slackware's development tree is usually more stable than other distro's stable releases...). I have slackware-current plus KDE 4.7.1 on the laptop I use many hours a day without big issues. But my server is equipped with Slackware 13.37 because I want a server to run a well-tested OS.

Eric
 
Old 09-08-2011, 11:11 AM   #11
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Oke,

Maybe current can be a good lessson.
Can I change the mirror to current and do this :

slackpkg upgrade
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all

Or can i better take the steps in the upgrade.txt ?

Roelof
 
Old 09-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #12
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You can take just the packages you want, although if it's something like a desktop rather than just a browser, you may require other files.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 12:05 PM   #13
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Oke,

Maybe current can be a good lessson.
Can I change the mirror to current and do this :

slackpkg upgrade
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all

Or can i better take the steps in the upgrade.txt ?

Roelof
Keeping UPGRADE.TXT as a reference is always good. Also, check CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT for every issue you might encounter after the upgrade - perhaps your issue is covered there.

Between 13.37 and -current, the kernel was updated. You do best by using "installpkg" to install the new packages for kernel-firmware, kernel-modules*, kernel-huge* and kernel-generic* . You use "upgradepkg" to upgrade the kernel-source and kernel-headers packages. Add the new kernel to "/etc/lilo.conf" without removing the old kernel, so that you can test it first. When the new kernel boots fine, you can remove the old kernel packages and also remove the old kernel lines from "/etc/lilo.conf". Do not forget to run "lilo" every time you have edited "/etc/lilo.conf" !

About your slackpkg command sequence, it is almost correct. First, open "/etc/slackpkg/mirrors" in an editor and un-comment exactly ONE mirror URL, for slackware-current in the ARCH version that you are running (either 32-bit or 64-bit). Then run:

Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all 
slackpkg clean-system
That final command will present a list of applications that are not or no longer part of Slackware. Read through that list very carefully, and DE-SELECT all the packages that you do not want to lose. When you click "OK", slackpkg will remove all the packages that are still checked in that list.

Eric
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:47 AM   #14
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Hello Eric,

So if I understand you right I first have to update the kernel and then do the other update steps ?
Your explanation confuses me.

Roelof
 
Old 09-09-2011, 02:16 AM   #15
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You have to upgrade that kernel (more precise, you have to install the new kernel packages in parallel to the running kernel), make sure that lilo has been updated with the new kernel configuration and you can use slackpkg to upgrade all the rest of Slackware. The order in which you o this is not important. At the end you reboot, and should then be running slackware-current.

Eric
 
  


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