Originally Posted by Alien Bob
My first guess is that your patches were meant for a different architecture than the originally installed OS - for instance, you have upgraded a 32-bits Slackware OS using 64-bit packages or vice-versa.
Yup, that appears to be it. THANKS for your LIGHTNING-FAST HELPFUL solution!
I did install the 64-bit SW14.1, my first 64-bit SW install. For patching, I cloned my 32-bit patch download scripts to FTP patches from:
Clearly, the right location is:
I assume that I'll need to do:
upgradepkg --reinstall oldpackagename%newpackagename [old2%new2] ...
including any packages where there was a patch only in the 32-bit version by specifing the original 64-bit package.