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Old 08-31-2002, 06:09 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.0 beta


According to the changelogs, Slackware Beta 9.0 has been released:

http://slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=i386

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Old 08-31-2002, 08:21 PM   #2
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I have been trying to get it downloaded. I use rsync and I was able to connect a short while ago. Slackware has a 25 rsync user limit. At the present transfer rate, I'll give it maybe a week or so.

Does anybody know of a mirror that supports rsync for Slack and is actually current? I wasn't able to even locate a mirror that was current even for a ftp download. Some of them still have pre Slack 8.1 in the current tree. I'll admit that a few sites appeared to be in the process of updating but also at a very slow rate. They have at least got far enough to delete the old files!
 
Old 08-31-2002, 09:08 PM   #3
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I think that the people in #slackware on Openprojects will set up mirrors again like they did for 8.0 and 8.1 beta.

RefriedBean

PS. It may take a while before the mirrors begin showing up.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Slackware 9.0 beta

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Originally posted by trickykid
According to the changelogs, Slackware Beta 9.0 has been released:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt
Hi Trickykid,

I would suggest that you change that url to this one ( http://slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=i386 ), because as you know most browsers keep FTP connections open *much* longer than they should, thus helping the ftp server reaching its user limit much quicker.

Thanks!
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Done
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:56 PM   #6
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I'm new to Slackware and Linux in general. I was wondering how often does a new release of Slackware come out? Is it compareable to other major distros (heh, I mean as far as time between releases)?
 
Old 09-02-2002, 01:04 AM   #7
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I would have to say close to once a year usually, if you take the mean of all the releases of Slackware.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:50 AM   #8
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this one looks like its going to be good
 
Old 09-02-2002, 01:25 PM   #9
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Yes, I am very excited as well. I think I am going to buy this one, to help support Slack.

Cool
 
Old 09-02-2002, 06:18 PM   #10
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Bloody hell! I haven't even got 8.1 installed yet! Oh, well. I suppose I can wait a little while (a couple of weeks) until I'm on broadband (again) and can download somethings to play with... including any betas!!!! I'm happy again!
 
Old 09-05-2002, 06:05 PM   #11
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I used AutoPKG to upgrade from ftp.purdas.net.
Get ready for a lot of recompiling with gcc3.2, although I must say that being able to set -march=athlon-tbird and -mcpu=athlon-tbird is kind of cool
 
Old 09-05-2002, 09:51 PM   #12
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Aussie, are you sure that the URL is correct? I wanted to see if the mirror was up to date but I am unable to resolve the name and WhoIs does not even report the domain registered.

I have been able to finally sync with slackware. It took two attempts to get all of it. 600 MBytes the first and another 400 MBytes the second. The whole distro must have needed to be rebuilt. Test machine installed it fine and it is running great with only one minor issue regarding sound.

This is where I would really like to use AutoPkg. To keep it up to date as the packages are updated.

Thank you.
 
Old 09-05-2002, 10:31 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Excalibur
Aussie, are you sure that the URL is correct? I wanted to see if the mirror was up to date but I am unable to resolve the name and WhoIs does not even report the domain registered.

This is where I would really like to use AutoPkg. To keep it up to date as the packages are updated.
I don't have any problems getting to the site, seems to be working fine on my end.
 
Old 09-05-2002, 11:31 PM   #14
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Sorry, but I think I was not being specific enough. My question was in regard to the ftp.purdas.net mirror site. The AutoPkg URL works OK. I had not even tried that link.

When I investigated the purdas.net domain, the response states that it is available for registration.
 
Old 09-06-2002, 12:21 AM   #15
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Try ftp://mirror.pudas.net/slackware/sla...rent/slackware
 
  


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