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Old 02-19-2007, 09:18 AM   #1
kcor
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Upgrading to 11.0


Hi Slackware Linux community,

I am fairly new to Slackware & I am in the process of upgrading my slackware 10.2 o/s to 11.0...I am following the UPGRADE.TXT file and it says that I need the slackware packages. I've seen the 3 large ISO files but I am unsure if that is what I want to download. I just need the packages, NOT the entire distro. Are these packages (used to upgrade to 11) on a specific disc (maybe 1st disc?), or do I really have to download all three ISO files ???

-Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions!
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hi.

Packages are available as single file downloads in many mirrors, just follow the "get slack" link in slackware homepage. But if you're planning a full upgrade to 11.0 from another version, then you're going to replace most (if not all) of the packages. In this case I would download the iso images: skipping kde (not the case of the typical workstation install, you're saving just one CD, and skipping the sources you're sparing another one.

http://www.slackware.com/getslack/

Bye,
Enrico.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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If I'm not mistaken all of the packages groups are on Disc 1 except:

kde
t
tcl
xap

Disk 2 has those package groups plus the /extra tree.

So, if you want to use KDE and/or any real X applications you should probably get both Disc 1 & 2 iso's.

Or, you could probably just grab those packages from disc 2 that you have installed and want to upgrade, but that may be more trouble than it's worth.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kcor
Hi Slackware Linux community,
I just need the packages, NOT the entire distro. Are these packages (used to upgrade to 11) on a specific disc (maybe 1st disc?), or do I really have to download all three ISO files ???
Well, packages essentially "are" slackware. Btw, I forgot to mention some tools which can be used to automatically download the packages you need and install them: most of the time I personally use slackpkg (which can be found in the extra/ directory of the installation CD and here (http://slackpkg.sourceforge.net/)). Be aware that these tools are not "official" and I never used them to upgrade the entire distro. I would suggest you to use slackpkg following the suggestions of UPGRADE.TXT.

Bye,
Enrico.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for you guys support. I have no interest in KDE & its dependencies so I am probably going to end up downloading disc 1 and continuing on with the 'UPGRADE.txt' file. Thanks again =)
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for you guys support. I have no interest in KDE & its dependencies so I am probably going to end up downloading disc 1 and continuing on with the 'UPGRADE.txt' file. Thanks again =)
If you have the slackware 10.2 KDE installed it won't work after the update if you don't update KDE too. SO remove it if you don't want to update it
 
  


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