Originally Posted by ahmed gamal
the strange thing i had noticed that a lot of problems had appeared when slackware 12.2 had released
i don't know why ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
isn't it tested perfectly ???
Once a Slackware install is working "perfectly", usually nothing breaks unless the admin wants to do strange things.
One of these "strange things" is upgrade to a new version (really, the motto is "if it ain't broken, dont fix it")
So when the announcement says "expect nothing but the best Slackware" admins can't help themselves and upgrade.
Because a new release requires some new tricks, more people are coming to LQ to ask about the changes.
Please note the number of references to documentation (CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT???) that came with 12.2. It happens that people overlook the section that contains the answer to their question.
It also happens that some package gives problems on a specific hardware combination. This isn't a problem with slackware, but with the upstream software.
Slackware always is tested with the aim to simplicity and stability Perfectness is unreachable, although it gets close
The only real problems are the ones that have no solution or workaround, but these are IMO rare here.