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Old 09-02-2005, 07:29 AM   #1
Lallo
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How to upgrade a slackware release?


Hello,
I've been away almost three weeks, thinking that as come back I would have find slackware 10.2 waiting for me, but not yet! :-|
Hope it will be in next days!
However, I don't stay sync to current, instead I only upgrade pkg with security issues (with pkgtool).
Question: what do you think is the best way to do a release upgrade (in this case from 10.1 to 10.2) ?
Should i perform a fresh install or is there some smarter way? :-)
Thanks
LaL
 
Old 09-02-2005, 07:31 AM   #2
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Every time there is a new release, Patrick includes highly detailed instructions on how to upgrade in a file called, well, UPGRADE.TXT. Since that file also tells you how to avoid serious problems caused by the upgrade it is well worth the time it takes to read it.

Last edited by Hangdog42; 09-02-2005 at 07:32 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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I prefer the upgrade method using one tool for download the packages installed in my system and upgrade automatically. I described some steps to get Slackware-current working.

I used the slackpkg tool ( slackpkg.sourceforge.net )

If you have mozilla( removed in Slackware Current ) installed in your system please remove before start this procedure and after upgrade all packapge use slackpkg to install the Firefox-1.0.6( included in Slackware Current).

removepkg mozilla


1 - Download slackpkg

2 - Install this package

installpkg slackpkg-X.X.X.tgz

3 - Edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and add the below line.

http://www.slackware.at/data/slackware-current

This mirror is very fast for me...

4 - We must update the slackpkg database

slackpkg update

5 - Upgrade the Slackware-10.1 to Current

slackpkg upgrade slackware

6 - Installing mozilla-firefox

slackpkg install mozilla-firefox



Regards,
Ricardson Williams
 
Old 09-05-2005, 07:40 AM   #4
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While the automated approach works fine, you do run the risk of breaking something unless you read the CHANGELOGS. Occaisionally there are upgrades that require a bit more work than just installing packages. That is particularly true if you upgrade from one stable release to the next. There are also changes to a number of the startup scripts that need attention other than just installing packages. The bottom line is that there is no substitute for reading.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 08:02 AM   #5
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In my case I only need to restore network configuration other packages running OK without ANY changes.


Thanks,
Ricardson Williams
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:39 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Hangdog42
Every time there is a new release, Patrick includes highly detailed instructions on how to upgrade in a file called, well, UPGRADE.TXT. Since that file also tells you how to avoid serious problems caused by the upgrade it is well worth the time it takes to read it.
Where do I read this file?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:49 PM   #7
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Any place that you can get Slackware. It is on the iso images and on the various Slackware mirrors around the planet. Just dig into the tree for any Slackware version and you'll find it.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:53 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Hangdog42
Any place that you can get Slackware. It is on the iso images and on the various Slackware mirrors around the planet. Just dig into the tree for any Slackware version and you'll find it.
Thaks :-)
Foun one here ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/slack...nt/UPGRADE.TXT
 
  


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