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Old 11-12-2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 14
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Newer Slackware Packages on older slackware version

Hi, I have been using Slackware 9.0 for the past 5 months and it has been great. I went through many distros before sticking with slackware. Now that I feel very comfortable with it, I installed version 7.0 on an older machine as a server, but do to drive space I was not able to install any compilers. My question is, can I use packages made on my 9.0 version on my 7.0 distro? Or is there a way to make packages for 7.0 using 9.0?
Old 11-12-2003, 12:17 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be very comfortable with installing 9 packages on a 7 system, reason being that the 9 packages will depend on newer versions of libraries, etc, and could destabilize the system if you use them together. I did the same thing once trying to get fancy with debian/unstable packages on my debian/stable system.
Old 11-12-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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So is there a way to compile Slackware 7 compatible packages on Slackware 9?


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