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Old 10-06-2003, 05:09 AM   #1
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Distribution: openbsd 3.6, slackware 10.0
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botched upgrade: is this a good fix?

heya, i attempted to have swaret update my slack 9.0 to get all the 9.1 packages, but some dependency issues or glitchy packages that i cannot pin down have caused massive problems. i had just recently gotten the 2.6.0test6-mm1 kernel to work, but then when i upgraded the packages it broke my xterm, rxvt and konsole. broke means the following: xterm and rxvt won't run under fluxbox and konsole spawns (in some cases thousands of them) zombie processes out the ass when i have a root shell issuing commands.

my idea for fixing this would be to uninstall all the packages on this box and then get the source for the various things i need and recompile it all from scratch, with only what i need. i'll make a point of using checkinstall to allow for removal of installed sources. does this seem like a really bad idea? if i do this, i'll make certain to backup all my stuff on CD-RW. also, is there a suggested order of operations if i do this? should i get the newer gcc first?

i know this is a LFS sort of question, but i'd just like to find a way around having to get the new slackware iso and then reinstall to fix my botched packages. so recompiling things from source seems like a good thing to do, although it may be complicating.

thx for reading,
Old 11-03-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Location: Texas
Distribution: Gentoo/Slackware/Debian/Mandrake
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if you had the files local this is how it would work

0. Put your machine in single-user mode:
telinit 1

1. Upgrade your glibc shared libraries. This is important, or things
will go haywire during the first part of the upgrade:

upgradepkg /path to packages/slackware/a/glibc-solibs-*.tgz

2. Upgrade your package utilities:

upgradepkg /path to packages/slackware/a/pkgtools-*.tgz

3. Install sed. This is used by the package utilities.

installpkg /path to packages/slackware/a/sed-*.tgz

4. Upgrade everything else (and install new packages):

upgradepkg --install-new /path to packages/slackware/*/*.tgz

So maybe you could try that same upgrade order with swaret.

Last edited by grym; 11-03-2003 at 05:03 PM.
Old 04-06-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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See HERE. This worked well for me.


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