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Old 08-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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slackpkg uprgade-all. I need to step back

Hi everyone,

My stupid big mistake.

I did a

# slackpkg update

directly after

# slackpkg upgrade-all

the system got frozen at e*-packages. I rebooted and now I just can't log in Kde.

My question is as simple as silly were my command lines :

Is there a way to "step back" to the initial system?

Something like
# slackpkg reinstall former version ....

If something exists, please write full command line(s)
knowing that only packages from "a" to "emacs-23.3..." are concerned.
Keep my fingers crossed as I couldn't find a solution after a couple of hours on google
Old 08-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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I'm not sure that slackpkg can handle a roll-back (I'm kinda a noob with it), but if you have access to older packages, just do a re-install with upgradepkg or installpkg (upgradepkg is probably a better idea). Slackware doesn't track versions (at least I think it doesn't), and treats any package as "new".

Last edited by Hangdog42; 08-05-2012 at 08:51 AM.
Old 08-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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Thanxs a lot,

# upgradepkg --reinstall /from/dvd/*.txz made wonders!

Phew! I had a close shave!

some newbie your are!


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