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Old 12-10-2008, 08:24 PM   #16
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I can't believe how fast the transition was between 12.2-rc1 and 12.2 being fully released.
I have been following -current on two different machines and it has been very stable. Like I said in another thread recently: it has been a bit 'dull', with nothing breaking
Now that 12.2 has been declared stable, I'll update my other boxes over the next few days / weeks.

Off to the Slackware store now to order the DVD!!!
(but will also open a torrent and help seeding...)

Big thanks to Pat V and all the contributors here and elsewhere!
 
Old 12-11-2008, 02:17 AM   #17
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Great news, thanks to all
 
Old 12-11-2008, 03:18 AM   #18
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It's looking good so far!! I was going to hold off installing this latest release but after following the changelogs and the positive comments from the users of Current I said "what the hell." The only thing that I have noticed is that it takes a bit longer to boot up but I'll tinker with that in the morning.

The one thing I did differently on this install was to use JFS which I suspect may be causing some of the delay in booting up.

Don't forget to go to the Slackware store so Pat can feed the family!!

Thanks to the Slackware team for a job well done and a product that finished much sooner than expected!!
 
Old 12-11-2008, 04:25 AM   #19
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Maybe I'll actually decide to install fresh instead of taking the lazy upgrading route this time (but only time will tell that -- I'm pretty lazy, so I may just upgrade and hold off reinstalling).
I always thought a fresh install was the lazy way (it's the route I usually take), as it seems to involve less work and less possible hitches than an upgrade.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 04:58 AM   #20
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Damn, OSU mirror is fast. Got the DVD ISO in 39 minutes.................
What is the link of the OSU mirror?
 
Old 12-11-2008, 05:13 AM   #21
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What is the link of the OSU mirror?
Here is the OSU mirror:
http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/slackware-12.2-iso/
This mirror is really fast also:
http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...ware-12.2-iso/
Since you are outside the USA it may not be quite as fast for you though.
The torrents are really fast also; and you can help out by seeding the .isos if you can spare the bandwidth.

Very happy with 12.2 so far! Thanks to Pat V and the team!

Last edited by tommcd; 12-11-2008 at 05:27 AM.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 05:25 AM   #22
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I always thought a fresh install was the lazy way (it's the route I usually take), as it seems to involve less work and less possible hitches than an upgrade.
Same here. This time I took a slightly different approach.
My system is setup with /boot on /dev/hda1 and an encrypted LVM on /dev/hda2 containing lv's for / /var /tmp /home.

What I did was create 2 new lv's for the new / and /var alongside my existing ones. Mount them under /mnt and then use installpkg -root /mnt to install all the filesets. Copy over /etc/fstab and edit as appropriate to use the new lv's. Copy over /etc/crypttab and my keyfiles for my secondary encrypted volume group. Add my users to the new passwd, shadow, group files etc.

Before I booted up off the new system, I chrooted into the new / and ran through some of post install setup steps in pkgtool just incase I'd missed something and built a new initrd for my LUKS/LVM setup.

Bob's your alien! I have 2 versions of slackware in 1 LVM setup.


Now, when I come to get rid of 12.1 all I have to do is remove the 2 old LVs and the lilo entry.

Though upgrading with the normal method is a little less involved, I get a clean install and a proven backout without the need to restore from backup.

This was the first time I tried this approach and a bit of an experiment, but it seems to have worked out quite well.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 06:12 AM   #23
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That's something else I haven't got round to reading about: LVM. I like that: "Bob's your alien!"
 
Old 12-11-2008, 06:23 AM   #24
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Here is the OSU mirror:
http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/slackware-12.2-iso/
This mirror is really fast also:
http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...ware-12.2-iso/
Since you are outside the USA it may not be quite as fast for you though.
People in Europe could try
ftp://elektroni.phys.tut.fi/slackware-12.2-iso/
 
Old 12-11-2008, 06:26 AM   #25
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Getting the torrent and will be sure to leave it up...
Well, it will have to be limited as I don't think FSU likes me uploading at over 500kB/s
 
Old 12-11-2008, 07:21 AM   #26
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Hi,
I have added the following to 'So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next?' sticky;

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'Slackware® 12.2 Release Announcement'!

You can now download Slackware® 12.2 from several mirrors. I suggest that you look at using the Slackware® 12.2 torrents. Please seed as long as you can, this will help all.

I have included new 'Slackware® 12.2' links in 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!

Goto the 'Slackware® store' now to order Slackware® 12.2. Please be patient as the release has just been made.

Happy Slacking!
 
Old 12-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #27
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Mmm, it does sound quite a bit different to 12.1. Maybe I'll have it after all...Yes!
 
Old 12-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #28
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Excellent!! I'm downloading the iso right now and I'll install both at office and home tonight

Thak's P.V. for this awesome distro. :-D


Cheers
 
Old 12-11-2008, 11:39 AM   #29
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CDs burned this morning:-) Slackware 12.2 install fest coming up after work today:-)
 
Old 12-11-2008, 12:14 PM   #30
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Hi.
Stupid question :

If i continually run -current, does it mean i run the latest Slackware version?
Don't need to upgrade ? Never?
 
  


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