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Old 09-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Post Updating slackware64-current


How can I update slackware64-current?
 
Old 09-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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http://slackware.mirrors.pair.com/sl...nt/UPGRADE.TXT
 
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I thought upgrade and update are different. Also Im already using slackware 14 rc4.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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A manual way to update Current is to read the change log and use upgradepkg and installpkg as appropriate.

A common way to automate the process is to use slackpkg. First edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors to select a mirror. A local hard drive "mirror" is possible too. Then, as root, run slackpkg in this order:

slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg clean-system (optional)
slackpkg upgrade-all
 
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A manual way to update Current is to read the change log and use upgradepkg and installpkg as appropriate.

A common way to automate the process is to use slackpkg. First edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors to select a mirror. A local hard drive "mirror" is possible too. Then, as root, run slackpkg in this order:

slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg clean-system (optional)
slackpkg upgrade-all
Thanks Woodsman. It`s the thing which I`m exactly searching for.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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In my experience that order may lead to problems, it's better to upgrade-all before clean-system
 
Old 09-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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In my experience that order may lead to problems, it's better to upgrade-all before clean-system
Why?
 
Old 09-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #8
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Why?
'clean-system' could remove an essential package that is needed to install the upgraded version (wget for example).
 
Old 09-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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Hi,

This is what 'man slackpkg' states;
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clean-system
This action removes all of the packages that don't belong to a standard Slackware installation. With this
option, you can clean up your system, removing third-party packages as well as any packages that were removed
from the official Slackware package set.
If you have some third party (or custom built) packages that you would like to keep, you can temporarily add
them to the list of blacklisted packages before you run the 'clean-system' action.
'wget' is part of the standard packages in Slackware;
Quote:
/slackware64-current/slackware64/n/

wget-1.14-x86_64-1.txz
EDIT: Also, this is what 'man slackpkg' recommends;
Quote:
Slackpkg can be used to upgrade the whole distribution.
The usual way is to do:

# slackpkg update
# slackpkg install-new
# slackpkg upgrade-all
# slackpkg clean-system

Last edited by onebuck; 09-15-2012 at 01:08 PM. Reason: add 'man'
 
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Oops, my bad. Thanks for correcting that Gary.
 
  


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