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Old 05-06-2008, 06:29 AM   #1
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Upgrade with slackpkg


Does anybody tried to upgrade from 12.0 to 12.1 using slackpkg? Is it harmless?
 
Old 05-06-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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It works wonderfully if you use it correctly. I'll be posting a super thread on my upgrade soon.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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Read these TXT files, especially UPGRADE.TXT and CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT
 
Old 05-07-2008, 03:55 AM   #4
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STARHARVEST,

I apologize that my last post was not too specific. Here is my Slackware 12.0->12.1 HowTo

In short, I found slackpkg very useful during my upgrade, particularly for generating a list of non-slackware software installed on my system. It is very safe to use as long as you use the tool properly. As was previously said, read UPGRADE.TXT and CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT to guide you. My HowTo shows an example of this.

Have fun!
 
Old 05-07-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for your advices, I'll try my best upgrading carefully=)
 
Old 05-15-2008, 01:25 AM   #6
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Well guys, this is not funny but now I can't install nvidia driver..
 
Old 05-15-2008, 02:36 AM   #7
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You need to give us more specifics. Did you forget HOW-TO,
or do you get errors when you install?
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 12.1.0
mingdao@silas:~$ uname -a
Linux silas 2.6.24.5-smp #1 SMP Wed Apr 30 13:18:13 CDT 2008 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
mingdao@silas:~$ glxgears -info
GL_RENDERER   = unknown board/AGP/SSE2/3DNOW!
GL_VERSION    = 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.08
GL_VENDOR     = NVIDIA Corporation
My install went just fine.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 09:36 AM   #8
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I had problems building nvidia drivers when I was using the huge kernel, too. It's because the nvidia drivers are building the kernel module using kernel sources and the default source package is for SMP kernel. Maybe that is the problem you are facing, but as Bruce Hill said, be more specific...
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:12 AM   #9
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If you aren't using a smp kernel then you have to patch the sources with the diff and script from /extra.

Oh, and for the nvidia driver and kernel module I recommend using the slackBuilds (at slackBuilds.org).
 
Old 05-15-2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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STARHARVEST,

To answer your intial question, here's the latest entry in the Current change log:

Quote:
Wed May 14 17:22:14 CDT 2008
extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.70.4-noarch-1.tgz:
Upgraded to slackpkg 2.70.4-noarch-1. This fixes a bug where the "x86"
ARCH was not recognized in a package name, leading to the kernel-headers
package not getting properly upgraded. Thanks to Piter Punk! -
Bugs happen.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by gegechris99 View Post
STARHARVEST,

To answer your intial question, here's the latest entry in the Current change log:



Bugs happen.
That's actually the main reason I made a note in my Upgrade HowTo to use the latest version of slackpkg (and check the Changelog).
 
Old 05-17-2008, 07:07 PM   #12
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Oh guys.. I reinstalled all the box) Now I'm on 12.0 again, and pretty happy). Next time I'll be wiser, as it is said - don't touch the thing till it works)
 
  


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