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Old 08-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Upgrading to Vn 14.0


I'm currently running Slackware Vn 13.0 and I want to upgrade. Can I upgrade directly to Vn 14.0 or do I need to do incremental upgrades - i.e Vn 13.1 then Vn 13.37 then, finally, Vn 14.0 ?
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ,

you should ask this question in the Slackware forum of LQ.

In my opinion it would be easier to do a fresh install. But you can use slackpg in order to upgrade at first to 13.37 and then to 14.0.

Be sure to configure /etc/slackpkg/slackpg.conf to Download all packages before the installation!

Markus
 
Old 08-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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Fresh install would be easier, but upgrading is better. I don't know how to upgrade though, but i checked markush' link, you might find the answers there.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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@mike-2013: I've asked a moderator to move this to the Slackware sub-forum.
 
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@mike-2013: I've asked a moderator to move this to the Slackware sub-forum.
Thanks for that and for your reply in the other (now closed) thread.
 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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Slackware does not support direct upgrades over several versions. So you have to upgrade 13.0 -> 13.1 -> 13.37 -> 14.0.
 
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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Thanks.

I had a feeling that was going to be the case. It looks like a fresh install will be the easier option.
 
  


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