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Old 09-30-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
Evilone
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Slackware Upgrade???


Hi all,

Just downloaded the new Slackware 9.1 ISO's !!!!

I've trashed my machine at work, and Installed the new version. Not working yet, but hey, I have time heh..

Now, i'm thinking of updating my home server. Problem is, i don't want to trash it. I've configured apache with php and mysql, and i've got postfix running perfectly, not to mention samba and dns services. Oh and the bane if my life, my adsl modem. Is there a way to upgrade from ISO??? Kinda like insert cd and update rather than trash?? Would love to know, as i'm really not looking forward to a total re-install on this one.

And yes i know i don't HAVE to upgrade, but i like to stay current. Easier to keep on top of things that way.

Thanks,

Ade
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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I'd suggest upgrading any packages you use or need possibly. You can do this using the upgradepkg command.

Just mount the cd, either copy them from your burned iso cd and upgrade then or do it from the cd using that command.

Usually you can find preinstalled packages in /var/log/packages

When I upgrade using the tgz packages that slackware uses, I have another directory created in /var/log named new_packages. I download the packages there then just update using this command:

upgradepkg old-package-name%new-package-name

Like for instance, I have openssh listed in /var/log/packages.

I download the new package in /var/log/new_packages and then run this from that directory:

upgradepkg openssh%openssh-3.7p1.tgz

Or something along those lines. Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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trash every machine you have access to
learn from your mistakes
post on website
repeat as needed
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by joe83
trash every machine you have access to
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post on website
repeat as needed
How is this helpful with this specific question. I find this unconstructive and unhelpful, if your going to post, please post constructive posts or just skip to the next thread please.

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Old 10-01-2003, 01:50 AM   #5
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tricky,
so, if I understand your post, you're saying that upgradepkg recognizes the new_packages dir that you created and uses if it's there?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 04:56 AM   #6
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I've ran swaret last week, and it just upgraded all my packages to 9.1 sweet. and I wasn't aware of any 9.1 version

There are a few things you need to worry about:
- my dev folder was a little reset
- some /etc/ files were replaced. (/etc/hosts, services, and /etc/rc.d/rd.inet1 is updated) However, most files are not overwritten, but a "something.conf.new" file is created instead.

upgradepkg usually upgrades correctly. I never used the old%new notation, since it will detect the different version number and platform, etc...
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:37 AM   #7
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trash every machine you have access to
Look noob, i asked a specific question. I help you lot as often as i can, some respect would'nt go a miss here.

Thanks for the replies.. Will look at the package updater and see how it goes from there. I've procured another disk drive to install 9.1 to (gonna ghost it over), so any misshaps and i can shove the other one back in and not have to panic.

Thanks guy's ...
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:39 AM   #8
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Should also say, work machine running 9.1 flawlessly now. Just so's ya'll know it works lol
 
  


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