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Old 11-28-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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setting slackware to update to -current

I've read people mentioning that they update their slackware to -current, but I can't figure out how to set it to update correctly, and Google hasn't helped.

Can anyone point me to a good tutorial for this?
Old 11-28-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Cultist View Post
I've read people mentioning that they update their slackware to -current ...
Can anyone point me to a good tutorial for this?
Alien Bob has a lot of useful stuff about this in his wiki:
And he has scripts for updating to Slackware current:
I have never used Slackware current; but there are many knowledgeable Slackers around here who could help you with the particulars of using Slackware current.
Also, if you use slackpkg to update Slackware, there are mirrors for current in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors that you can use to upgrade to current.

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Old 11-28-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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Read the Changes_and_Hints and UPGRADE.TXT in slackware-current directory
that's the first step before upgrading to -Current
Old 11-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #4
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If you do decide to upgrade to -current please back-up your system in the event something goes awry. As a -current user you are expected to trouble shoot, and fix most issues as they arise. From my perspective Slackware-current is more stable than other distros I could name. But, on occasion things will break during the development cycle as the Slackware team creates the next great stable release of Slackware.
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It's really pretty easy. Make sure you unblacklist the stuff that's blacklisted by default. I outlined the procedure in this tutorial:
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