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servnov 11-04-2004 08:05 PM

Why does upgrade of x11 and alsa on slack mess stuff up?
When I upgrade x11 and alsa through swaret sound and x server doesn't work. I am upgrading to latest version from an slackware 10 install. Any ideas?

Cheeseboy 11-04-2004 11:31 PM

Have you rerun 'alsaconf' after you're finished?

I have to do that after I upgrade anything with Alsa.


oneandoneis2 11-05-2004 02:25 AM

Likewise. What's more, it seems to have lost alsactlstore so I have to run alsa every time I reboot too.. I'll fix in when I have time.

As for X... have you, maybe, just switched from Xfree to Xorg with this upgrade..?

servnov 11-05-2004 07:14 AM

nope this is xorg->xorg upgrade. and i did run alsaconf. its quite weird.

320mb 11-05-2004 11:35 AM

upgrade manually..............swaret has a bad habit of fubar'ing a system which
is WHY Pat V. took it out of Slack 10 in the first place...........

servnov 11-05-2004 03:28 PM

ok, i will try; I have a few questions though. :)
Can I still use .tgz packages (or compile from source only) to upgrade?
Would many people need x11-devel package?
Is slapt-get any better than swaret?
What happened to
Are there any other programs like slapt-get and swaret for slackware?

Thanks :D

ror 11-05-2004 04:05 PM

it's not upgrading slackware that messes stuff up, it's swaret, don't use swaret :)

And slapt-get isn't supposed to be that much better either.

Just rsync a mirror and upgrade manually, read UPGRADE.txt, it's not that hard to do.

Genesee 11-05-2004 04:19 PM

swaret moved here:

slackgrade is another slack update app - I haven't tried it, so I can't say whether I'd recommend it or not, but have a look:

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