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Old 03-11-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
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Slackware update??


After days of frustration, I was finally (thanks to the help of people here) able to compile a 2.4.29 kernel on my Slackware 10 along with alsa for sound support. I'm now wondering if there is or will be a way to update Slackware when Slackware 10.2 comes out??
 
Old 03-11-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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There's always a "way to upgrade Slackware."

From Slackware
Quote:
- Updated versions of the Slackware package management tools make it
easy to add, remove, upgrade, and make your own Slackware packages.
Package tracking makes it easy to upgrade from Slackware 10.0 to
Slackware 10.1 (see UPGRADE.TXT). The slackpkg tool in /extra can
also help update from an older version of Slackware to a newer one,
and keep your Slackware system up to date. In addition, the new
slacktrack utility (in extra/) will help you build and maintain
your own packages.
Sometimes there are problems, and different Slackers will
tell you their method of updating. I prefer to do a fresh install
when moving from one version to another. This requires some
good knowledge of your system, so that you'll have the right
configs and settings saved and available. I'm in the middle of
upgrading 3 comps right now, and am realizing some things
that I didn't save which would have made it a little quicker to
update.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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I read that txt file-looks good! I need to work on getting my Slackware Laptop networked to my Fedora Core Tower first so that I can use my tower's speed to upgrade all of Slack-rather than just the kernel. Thanx for the info!
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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And btw -- there won't be a Slackware-10.2 -- next release will be Slackware-11.0
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:40 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
And btw -- there won't be a Slackware-10.2 -- next release will be Slackware-11.0
Where can we find more information about the upcoming Slackware 11.0 release? I've heared various rumors about 2.6 kernel vs. 2.4, skipping or including GNOME, KDE 3.3 vs 3.4 etc - and it'd be interesting to know where to go for some more information on the 11.0 roadmap and release schedule.

-Y1
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:48 AM   #6
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If you check Slackware, especially the current Changelogs, you will get
some good information. In fact, KDE 3.4 went into yesterdays big release
of current.

Gnome is definitely out of Slackware -- even Slashdot covered it.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:58 PM   #7
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Thanks Chinaman,

Any input on the Slackware release cycle and when 11.0 might be expected (roughly, are we talking spring or fall?)

And - is it possible to install slackware-current from scratch, or should I install 10.1 and gradually upgrade to get KDE 3.4 and other news?

Thanks again,

-Y1
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:54 PM   #8
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Dunno if you wanted an answer specifically from Chinaman - sorry if I'm intruding.

It's *usually* 6-9 months, and was released on 2/2, so we're talking fall, but projections are castles made of sand, and all.

I've never installed current directly, but see no reason why you couldn't. However, 10.1 and upgrading to current is usually no problem and, if you've already got a Slack on, it might be easier that way.

And Chinaman's right - read all the textfiles Slack provides like UPGRADE.TXT, and then keep up with the ChangeLog.


-- Correction, I have installed 'from current' in that I've installed a 'release candidate'. Amounts to the same thing - just at the end of the version cycle instead of the beginning.

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:43 PM   #9
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For updating, I greatly appreciate slapt-get. =)
http://software.jaos.org/
 
Old 03-28-2005, 09:05 PM   #10
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For updating, I greatly appreciate slapt-get. =)
http://software.jaos.org/
I totally concur on this. I just reinstalled from the 10.1 iso's and used slapt-get, pointed at the slackware-current tree to upgrade about 25 packages. It is a real timesaver.

Especially when you sneak your laptop into the office, and hook it up to the six-meg pipe there to slurp it all down.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:08 AM   #11
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Thanks for the insight everyone (and noone's intruding )

Guess I'll be tossing SuSE and going for Slackware/current in the next few days if Slack only supports my USB2.0 harddisk

-Y1
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:14 AM   #12
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Originally posted by Yalla-One
if Slack only supports my USB2.0 harddisk
I've got a USB 2.0 WD that worked out of the box so it's likely - good luck with yours.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:15 AM   #13
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Originally posted by digiot
I've got a USB 2.0 WD that worked out of the box so it's likely - good luck with yours.
Thanks again - I've read elsewhere that the 2.4.x kernel has some issues with large USB 2.0 block devices (ie. my 120GB Maxtor USB-disk) - that performance dropped like a rock when connecting or accessing the disk. I've seen no firm information on that though
(sorry, this is getting slightly off-topic, but I'm dying for an answer so I can get to work on my SuSE->Slackware conversion )

-Y1
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:17 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
I've got a USB 2.0 WD that worked out of the box so it's likely - good luck with yours.
Slackware does support most if not all USB2.0/1.1 harddrive. It even supports my Mac formated (HFS+ journaling) firewire harddrive.

As long as those harddrive/ide-usb converter/ide-firewire converter follows the standards.

p.s. Yup, big update on 26 March. This time I am a bit more patient so I waited till my favourite mirror update its contents.

Have not installed the updates. Can't wait to see how kde 3.4 looks like.

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Old 03-29-2005, 12:58 PM   #15
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Current Changelog From Slackware

Lots of goings on as of this date.

Slackware Chagelog

Very intersting reading. The future of Slackware looks real good.
 
  


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