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Old 05-26-2006, 06:25 AM   #1
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Checking info about Linux


Where do I check information about the version of my distribution etc. in slackware?
 
Old 05-26-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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you need to expand on "etc" but your basic kernel version would be in "uname -a"
 
Old 05-26-2006, 06:40 AM   #3
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2 commands:
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cat /etc/slackware-version
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uname -a
 
Old 05-26-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Thank you.

It says that I have 10.1.0. How much does the 10.2 version differ? Is there any need to upgrade?
 
Old 05-26-2006, 06:44 AM   #5
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Beyond everything being newer and not install Gnome as an option, not by much. If you haven't updated since you installed I would suggest you do that now - there have been a lot of security updates since 10.1.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 06:50 AM   #6
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Is there a way to install only the security updates (I'm too lazy to find an empty CD unless I have to).

Or can I download something that automatically installs every update that I've missed (they are probably many; my internet configuration didn't work until yesterday)? Even if I would reinstall Linux, there are some updates that have come since then (or are they included?).

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Old 05-26-2006, 10:36 AM   #7
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Swaret and Slapt-Get are 2 of the popular auto updaters. You could also just download them all after reading the changlogs and use Pkgtool (installed automatically with Slackware).
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:53 PM   #8
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Slackpkg
Is a good tool to. It comes on one of the extra CDs. Easy to use. Just uncomment one of the 10.2 or current mirrors, run slackpkg update gpg, slackpkg update, then slackpkg upgrade-all. If you do use a package manager, it's best to run it in runlevel 3
 
  


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