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Open your swaret.conf file and change the 10.1 at the top to current. Run swaret --update -a and then run swaret --upgrade -a (don't forget to do updatedb before this). You could also add www.slacky.it as a repository, they are always quick to update - the site is in Italian, but follow the link to Repository and enter the details where it says, then update and upgrade.
Originally posted by priller yep, what should I be using then?
if you want a distro with a package manager, you should use a distro with a package manager, like arch or debian. there's really no point in using slackware just to say you use slackware. linux is basically linux, after all. imho
Originally posted by synaptical if you want a distro with a package manager, you should use a distro with a package manager, like arch or debian. there's really no point in using slackware just to say you use slackware. linux is basically linux, after all. imho
I dont need a package manager. I'm happy using slackware, just want a quick way to upgrade to current.
The best way to stay current would actually be just check the changelogs, download the package and use # upgradepkg [tgz]. Relying on an automated process is not the safest thing you can do.
A simple way to get the packages would be to just create a directory and use rsync to keep everything the same with the current release.
You know if you really don't have anything important to add to a technical discussion other then, "Use <insert here> distro, its just what you're looking for and is way better then <insert here> distro". He asked a question about *Slackware*. Not the best way to get things done with debian. It could be why he made a post in the *Slackware* section of the forums and not in the "My distro is so much better then yours" section. Its frustrating sometimes when someone's suggestion for fixing a problem is to switch distro's. Not trying to single you out but just making a general statement about something I notice that happens a lot.