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View Poll Results: How often do you update?
Whenever updates are available 51 46.79%
Every 2-3 days 6 5.50%
Once a week 20 18.35%
Once a month 4 3.67%
Longer than once a month 1 0.92%
Whenever I feel like it / it depends on the updates 27 24.77%
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:08 AM   #46
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solarfields, I particularly thank you for your post and going into the details for why you don't update more often.
you're most welcome

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You and I are in the same boat, to an extent, but you are definitely in the engine room while I'm just sauntering on the deck.
to be honest, i feel like swimming (sailing?) against the current lately, but that's a topic for another discussion...
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:27 AM   #47
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I use -current in a VM to check new things that I could use in Slint. As I do this only once in while, I prefer to just reinstall every time, thanks to Eric's -current ISO.

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Old 04-16-2019, 08:29 AM   #48
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Right now I am behind on updates, way behind in fact (last update applied: Fri Mar 22 20:41:23 UTC 2019). I am very busy and just have not had the time to do the update and deal with possible problems. Of course the longer I wait, the more there is a chance sometime may not go well. Then again, all may go well (my experience). Perhaps tomorrow will be the day I tackle this on my main box. Then proceed to my laptop as well.
Well tomorrow was yesterday. All caught up on my main box, all went well. Doing my laptop right now.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:20 PM   #49
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As a Debian user, once a week is fine.
 
Old 04-27-2019, 01:18 PM   #50
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Because of security fixes I updated a few packages, namely bind, dovecot, openssh, libpng and samba.

Now with the first three I wasn't sure whether to keep or overwrite the config files [there weren't any new configs for the last two]. Seeing as I thought the packages would have been updated with suitable configs in mind, I overwrote the configs [the old ones are kept anyway]. Is this the right thing to do?

The only time I have ever had a problem with overwriting configs has been when slackpkg+ is updated.
 
Old 04-27-2019, 04:04 PM   #51
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With configuration files I first view the diff and then I will either overwrite the file or merge it with my already installed file if I have made custom changes. For files I have never touched I almost always overwrite the file after reviewing the changes.
 
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:23 PM   #52
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Cool

Updated -current today! New kernel.

Code:
bash-5.0$ uname -rpm
4.19.37 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
 
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:34 PM   #53
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With configuration files I first view the diff and then I will either overwrite the file or merge it with my already installed file if I have made custom changes. For files I have never touched I almost always overwrite the file after reviewing the changes.
Thank you very much indeed, orbea.

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Updated -current today! New kernel.

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bash-5.0$ uname -rpm
4.19.37 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
I'm sticking with 4.19.34 for performance and nostalgia!
 
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:54 AM   #54
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Updated -current today! New kernel.

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bash-5.0$ uname -rpm
4.19.37 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
OK, so I updated so 4.19.37. I'm keeping .34 for the meantime as a backup. lilo.conf now looks like this:

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# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-4.19.37
initrd = /boot/initrd-4.19.37.gz
  root = /dev/nvme0n1p1
  label = 4.19.37-Generic
  read-only

image = /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.19.37
  root = /dev/nvme0n1p1
  label = 4.19.37-Huge
  read-only

#4.19.34

image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-4.19.34
initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  root = /dev/nvme0n1p1
  label = 4.19.34-Generic
  read-only

image = /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.19.34
  root = /dev/nvme0n1p1
  label = 4.19.34-Huge
  read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Now I'm aware that I don't need two initrds, but I'm going to do things this way for the moment anyway.
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:18 AM   #55
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Usually once a month for binary distros, but I update my laptop weekly because I've had key updating problems occasionally with AntiX when there was too big a gap.

When I was using Crux, I updated weekly because the builds took so much time with a big update. I don't usually update LFS at all unless there is a security scare; I just build a new one every six months.
 
Old 05-02-2019, 06:17 PM   #56
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Kernel updates are coming fast. Updated today.

Code:
Thu May  2 21:37:38 UTC 2019
a/kernel-firmware-20190502_92e17d0-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-4.19.38-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.19.38-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.19.38-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/ccache-3.7.1-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/kernel-headers-4.19.38-x86-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/mercurial-5.0-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-4.19.38-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/glib-networking-2.60.2-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/imagemagick-6.9.10_43-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img:  Rebuilt.
kernels/*:  Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img:  Rebuilt.
+--------------------------+
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt
 
Old 05-02-2019, 06:56 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by linustalman View Post
As a Debian user, once a week is fine.
You update your Slackware -current version once a week in Debian? How does that work?
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:25 PM   #58
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I typically update both my 14.2 and -current once a week on Friday. That way if something happens I have the weekend to figure it out. I've never had issues with either, but an ounce of prevention and such.
 
  


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