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I was just wondering what people feel is the best/most reliable way of updating all packages on a slackware system. There are many tools out there, swaret, slackpkg, rsync, slapt-get... I have heard pros and cons of both, and then there are many people who are against automatic updates such as this all together. I was just wondering what people feel about all of these, what they use, and how well it works.
alsamixer is gone, galeon does not start, giving: "Cannot find mozilla installation directory. Please set MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME to your mozilla directory",
Definitely no sound at all,
evolution all screwed.
You only need cfdisk if you are changing your partitions. The slack install will let you format a partition before installing.
The most reliable way to upgrade from one release to another is as rotvogel stated. To update to current or keep up with patches, the most reliable way is to read the change logs, download the patches with wget. There will be instructions at times in the change logs that you need to follow that swaret or other auto updaters will not know about.