Slackware security - package management
Hi, newbie question. I recently installed Slackware 10.2. I'm now about to downoad and install some newer packages as recommended on the Security mailing list.
When I install e.g. patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-18.104.22.168-i686-1.tgz, do I need to remove Firefox 1.0.6 using removepkg and then install the newer package using installpkg? Or do I just run upgradepkg?
Also, is there a recomended directory in which to install/upgrade packages? The Slackbook seems to be saying that packages will be extracted to /. I'm not quite sure how much of this happens automatically, or if I need to specify the directories for extraction and installation myself.
Any help appreciated.