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Old 12-31-2002, 02:57 AM   #1
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Upgrading to current


I'm at a loss on how to get Slack-current. I don't see any ISO's on slackware.com, and an ISO I got somewhere else didn't work right. And if I understand right, I can't upgrade piecemeal because current uses an incompatible glibc/gcc.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 07:14 AM   #2
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The only way I know of is to download the structure, and follow the directions in ioslinux/README file to author a bootable CD using mkisofs and cdrecord to burn it.

Since this is beta software, and problems are to be expected, they wouldn't want the process to be very simple. In addition to wasting the time recreating iso images several times a day as different packages are updated.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 05:42 PM   #3
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Any idea how much HD space that would take?
 
Old 12-31-2002, 10:00 PM   #4
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I've read somewhere the entire slack-current tree is ~750Mb download, uncompressed this amounts to 2.3Gb. That's if you want everything of course. Pick and choose only what you need. I have everything I need in ~200Mb of downloads - but then I'm running a pretty minimal install presently, until slack 9 is out of beta.
 
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The entire slackware-current tree uses 2.5 Gbytes, including sources, extras, etc. The slackware tree for the disk sets use 772 Mbytes. You would also require the isolinux and kernels directory so allow about another 30 Mbytes. So that would be about 800 Mbytes total. But when you author it you will need to cut out KDE, Gnome, or KDEI, or all of them on a separate CD to get the base install to fit on a single CD. Then install the desktops manually.
 
  


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