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Old 11-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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slackpkg updated from current

Hi im new with linux and im trying slackware. i updated a 12 to current and it seems i lost all configurations. the startx command displays "error while loading shared libraries cannot open shared file. can you give me a hint what to do

Old 11-04-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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You can not use slackpkg to do a jump-upgrade. Slackpkg will be able to upgrade from one version to the next. You should have gone 12.0 > 12.1 > 12.2 > 13.0 > 13.1 > 13.37 > 14.0 > current.
That is an effort which I myself would not undertake. In your case, the best option is a full re-install of Slackware. You are missing too many packages which have been added to Slackware inbetween all those years.

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What he said, plus you should always back up your configuration files before a critical update/upgrade.


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