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View Poll Results: should I update or reinstall ?
update 31 44.93%
reinstall 38 55.07%
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:15 PM   #16
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Upgrade, break the system with a mistake, then install
 
Old 09-03-2010, 11:29 PM   #17
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Hi :-)

Previous Slack13 I always did the new installation, then with Slack13.1 i started to upgrade ... and now I'm using Slackcurrent ...
 
Old 09-03-2010, 11:54 PM   #18
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It's worth noting that slackware is the only distro that has ever upgraded without issues for me and it's done so at least 6 times.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 04:41 AM   #19
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I followed the official instructions and the upgrade went very smoothly. It took a long time though. And the part where I had to diff a bunch of new files in /etc looked bad from a distance, but up close it was actually very educational. Being able to script in bash definitely helps.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 07:55 AM   #20
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Wink Nothing to loose trying

I had nothing to loose to try the update from 13.0 to 13.1.
I did it, it didn't work, problème of booting lilo.
So I reinstalled the Slack 13.1 version.

NjB
 
Old 09-04-2010, 09:05 AM   #21
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I have always upgraded, ever since the first and only install on this system -- slackware 8.1. Upgraded all the way through to Slackware 13.1, even during times I didn't have internet access. And the hardware has changed quite a bit too
 
Old 09-04-2010, 11:08 AM   #22
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I usually Upgrade, reinstalled between 12.1 and 13.0, otherwise upgrade on the command line following UPGRADE.TXT (the unix way)
 
Old 09-04-2010, 01:09 PM   #23
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Hi

Said the way up for me I use Slackcurrent, but to do that anyway I have to download all files, which shows the changelog using another PC of a friend who uses windows.

So I download each file and then I take the files using a USB driver and update my Slack using the command:

Quote:
upgradepkg - install-new ...
My question is whether someone will have an idea (some script or something) so
more practice than I do?

If you know someone will let me know ...

Thank you very much :-)

ps: I have no programming knowledge

PS: RESOLVED !!! |--| Boot from cd (or dvd) of a Linux distribution any more ftp server, an HD partition on which Windows is installed (to save files) and ...

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Old 09-04-2010, 02:00 PM   #24
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I keep a back up mirror and always upgrade.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #25
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My case I think is more complicated. I use dial-up and pretty much only use the internet on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

I use Windows for a friend because he has quick connection and also because I can use the internet during the week ... The connection quickly allows me to download so many files, as large files (when appropriate)

The idea is to use a "species" script on the Windows OS so that allowed me to download
all files at once, and not to download one at a time ... According to changelog ....

My English is horrible, how would the portuques for y'all.

Thanks

PS: RESOLVED !!! |--| Boot from cd (or dvd) of a Linux distribution any more ftp server, an HD partition on which Windows is installed (to save files) and ...

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:01 PM   #26
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well I have some extra partitions so I did the cowardly thing I installed to one of those extra partitions
I'm glad I did Xorg thought my screen was 800x1280(the text was still right side up) instead of 1280x800 until I copied my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file from my slackware64-13.0 installation

now it's time to let the tweaking begin
 
Old 09-06-2010, 04:59 AM   #27
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I upgraded a production server running 12.0 recently, to 13.1. The UPGRADE.TXT and CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT (first from 13.0, then 13.1) provided me with all the required information. Worked like a charm!

Basically, it's just upgrading packages, removing obsolete, installing new, review some config files, (optional - build a new kernel), LILO, reboot.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 07:00 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by rob.rice View Post
well I have some extra partitions so I did the cowardly thing I installed to one of those extra partitions
hehe. Not cowardly. Wise and prudent.

Keep 2 partitions of exactly the same size and you've got a quick, easy and safe way to update, plus when you're not updating you can use the second one to either follow current, or as a emergency backup.

I have taken the same approach in the past, only I use LVM and LVs rather than partitions, but it's the same principle.
 
Old 09-15-2010, 09:13 AM   #29
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Upgrade
 
Old 09-16-2010, 09:08 PM   #30
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For ages I have always preferred a clean install, although I have upgraded in the past when I had smaller HDs. I usually keep Slack on a 20GB partition (have 13.0 and 13.1 installed now and a single /home partition on another drive, with a 500 GB drive for home video, pictures misc data etc that is mirrored to another 500 GB NAS). With over 1 TB of storage its easy to set up multiple installs, tweak, configure and then switch default boot when all the updates are done. Since I try a lot of F/OSS software (curse you, SBo!), all the old unused cruft fall away.
 
  


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