UPGRADE.TXT over several releases
Every Slackware release has an UPGRADE.TXT file which explains, for example, "how to upgrade from Slackware 10.1 to Slackware 10.2": always from the last previous release. I believe I understand the procedure, but would I have any (unusual) problems with a long jump, say, from 9.0 to 10.2, or would I have to obtain and upgrade from every intermediate release?
Thanks for any advice.
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It would be better to backup any config files in /etc and anything
else that you want/need, and do a complete fresh install. That is
also assuming that you have /home on it's own partition, and that
when you install you mount it but don't format it. If /home is not
separate then back it up, also. And well, it never hurts to back
it up just in case you enter something wrong.
If you insist upon upgrading that far, you'll find a lot of documentation
about it in LQ's Slackware forum, as well as other places.
AFAIR instructions from UPGRADE.TXT didn't changed much for a very long time.
Last 5 years I didn't need to do one fresh install, but always did backups of important files although never needed to restore from them :)
glibc-solibs, pkgtools, sed and then everything else.
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