If I might interject here...
Originally Posted by beder
And that's why it says "Run this if you are upgrading your
system to another Slackware version or if you are using -current."
It's not designed to reinstall packages that ship in a FULL install that you might have uninstalled; for that you have run "install packagename" for each one of them
That's interesting. Beginning with 13.1 I've been using "install-new" as part of my regular updating:
# slackpkg update
# slackpkg install-new
# slackpkg upgrade-all
Not sure where I got the idea that this was the correct way to maintain a discrete Slackware version.
In the past, and on my other machine running 13.37, "install-new" has pulled in single packages which are indeed new to the running Slackware version.
So would I be correct in stating that during the lifetime of a specific Slackware version it is not to be expected that official packages be added?
I'm asking because I removed all of KDE (slackpkg remove kde), and can't run "install-new" without slackpkg wanting to re-install a big bunch of what I just removed.