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Old 06-11-2018, 08:04 PM   #1
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How to upgrade 14.2 to the -current


What's the steps I should follow to upgrade my 14.2 to the slack-current? Is that safe to only download and upgrade every package under x/ and xap/ directories?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-11-2018, 08:16 PM   #2
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Please read these pages.

https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...:systemupgrade
https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:current
 
Old 06-11-2018, 08:45 PM   #3
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Just for making sure I understand correctly: since I've already run 14.2, so the first article could be skipped for my case, right? Thanks.
 
Old 06-11-2018, 08:57 PM   #4
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I meant to paste this link instead of the first one, but now I see the second article will link to it in step 5.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackware...system_upgrade
 
Old 06-11-2018, 10:18 PM   #5
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I meant to paste this link instead of the first one, but now I see the second article will link to it in step 5.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackware...system_upgrade
Okay, thanks. And, do you think, after do a full upgrading, will my installed packages from slackbuilds.org still work?
 
Old 06-11-2018, 10:30 PM   #6
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Expect breakage. Many system libraries have changed from 14.2 to current. You'll probably save yourself headaches by just reinstalling any SBo packages. Also note slackbuild scripts for 14.2 will be hit and miss on current, check ponce's stickied thread before starting.

Good luck!

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Old 06-11-2018, 11:20 PM   #7
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Expect breakage. Many system libraries have changed from 14.2 to current. You'll probably save yourself headaches by just reinstalling any SBo packages. Also note slackbuild scripts for 14.2 will be hit and miss on current, check ponce's stickied thread before starting.

Good luck!
It's so lucky seeing your message before I really start the upgrading ... For this, I decide not to upgrade at this moment. When will the slack 14.2 rollout?
 
Old 06-12-2018, 01:55 AM   #8
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Er, I think you meant when will Slackware 15 come out? I refuse to guess, and there's threads for that already ; - )

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:19 AM   #9
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When will the slack 14.2 rollout?
Slackware 15.0 will be released when Mr. Volkerding decides that it is ready. The stable release date is closer when a beta or release candidate is announced.
You can track development by reading the Slackware-current changelog.

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt
 
Old 06-12-2018, 11:40 AM   #10
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you're probably going to have to redo a few of your slackbuilds, Most of what I installed work, VLC yes, good idea to get the current version.

switching from stable to current is not really hard, its more time consuming, having to download everything and replacing it.

make sure stable is updated.
change mirror sight to a current sight
update ( gpg even, I do just to play it safe)
install-new
upgrade-all
done.
 
Old 06-12-2018, 01:52 PM   #11
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What's the steps I should follow to upgrade my 14.2 to the slack-current? Is that safe to only download and upgrade every package under x/ and xap/ directories?

Thanks in advance.
I've said it before in other threads similar to this: If you have to ask for instructions on how to run -current, then its a sign you probably are not ready for current. Instructions are out there, there are even tips /etc/slackpkg/mirrors, however, you are expected to be able to fix your own problems and report bugs/fixes back to the community, not necessarily ask for how to guides.
 
Old 06-12-2018, 10:36 PM   #12
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I did a fully upgrading to the -current, but things were getting to very worse. System cannot reboot, in X, the mouse cannot move, the nouveau driver still prevent X from staring if w/o a nomodeset passed to it ... Then I gave up and did a fresh install back to 14.42 original. I spent several hours to reinstall my system as well as those SBo's. It's a bad experience
 
Old 06-13-2018, 03:08 AM   #13
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If you are asking how to upgrade from 14.2 to -current, then i suppose you are not ready yet to move on to -current. It's not a bad experience, but bad practice of not doing some research and getting used to do it in Slackware's way
 
Old 06-13-2018, 04:02 AM   #14
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I spent several hours to reinstall my system as well as those SBo's. It's a bad experience
I see it not as a "bad experience" but a "learning experience".
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:25 AM   #15
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I followed this a while back to go from 14.1 to 14.2:
https://slackalaxy.com/2012/08/03/up...kware-current/
 
  


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