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Great news. I can finally upgrade my servers. I needn't to recompile sendmail with sasl support further. And native posix threads support in glibc is a boon.
Unfortunately Pat didn't included my fixes to some small glitches in init scripts of sysvinit and tcpip packages.
The loss of gnome isn't much of an issue for me. I must say though, I'm pretty happy to see KDE 3.4.2 included. I can't get enough of that eye candy. My wife is actually kinda excited about this one too. She has recently seen the light and now refuses to use Windows unless it's absolutely necessary.
Originally posted by nadroj crespo, you should be able to leave your current install and use a package management tool (ie slapt-get || swaret) and upgrade fully to 10.2... someone please correct me if not?
i just heard that 10.2 is released, so i came on and edited my /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc file so that it points to the 10.2 location isntead of 10.1, and slapt is currently upgrading me to 10.2
is the line i edited (changed a 1 to a 2, i wish M$ was this easy)
That's good news for me. I just installed 10.1 (my first Slack), so I don't feel like burning anymore ISOs. However, now that I know more about what I need, I might just do a clean reinstall and not install a bunch of stuff I don't need (ALSA, etc.)
How does this affect upgrading a Slackware 10.1 install with gnome to Slackware 10.2?
My little bro needs gnome unfortunately, and an automatic upgrade would be much preferable to manually applying all the security updates since 10.1.
Originally posted by Lallo Isn't there an official DVD?
No. There are a couple of repositories which offer DVD's but they're unofficial. The two I know about build on Sunday and I don't like to wait so I build my own.
On GNOME, I see Patrick's reasoning behind dropping it. He wasn't ready to move Slackware to kernel 2.6, which later versions of GNOME require due to HAL and DBus, and it requires a great deal of time and effort to get right. With three projects-Dropline, GWare and GSB-Freerock- dedicated to providing GNOME to Slackware users, Patrick can put that time and effort in to other areas of Slackware.
I've been using Dropline since Slackware 9.1 so Patrick's decision to drop GNOME has had no effect on me or my system.
Nice, I'm glad I waited a few days. Slackware 10.1 would have been my first Slackware install at least now I will have the latest and greatest. Can't wait til I get off work so I can DL it and install try out Slackware for the first time ever.