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Miranden 01-31-2014 11:21 AM

Question about downgrading from -current
I want to go back to 14.1 from 64-current. I've never done this before, so I was wondering, can I just change my slackpkg mirror to a 14.1 mirror and do it that way (slackpkg update, slackpkg install-new, slackpkg upgrade-all), or is there anything else I need to be aware of?

I ask this because I'm not really sure what slackpkg defines as a "new" package, and the packages on my system are obviously going to be newer than the 14.1 packages, so I'm not sure what will happen.

Thanks in advance.

stormtracknole 01-31-2014 11:34 AM

I've done this in the past. Depends on how far along Current is from the main tree. As of now, we are not that for off. A simple change in the mirror like you posted will do.

Miranden 01-31-2014 11:55 AM

Okay, thanks!

moisespedro 01-31-2014 11:23 PM

Don't forget "slackpkg clean-system"

Miranden 02-01-2014 11:34 AM

Hmm, quick update. The reason I wanted to go back to stable is because I was having choppy, lagging scrolling on certain websites, such as this one:

And also my Netvibes homepage. I didn't have the problem a few weeks ago. I don't know what about those pages was so hard to process, but I assumed it was a graphics driver issue (my RAM usage never goes above 20 %), and that something must have changed in the kernel.

However, when I went to do the downgrade, I realized the kernel hadn't even changed--still 3.10.17. But I decided to change back anyway, and it fixed the issue. No more lagging.

I wonder what the culprit was? Maybe Firefox?

moisespedro 02-01-2014 11:55 AM

How is that site laggy? :O
It seems so simple and it runs smooth here (slackware stable too).

Miranden 02-01-2014 03:55 PM

I didn't say the site was laggy. I said my browser scrolling was lagging on that site. I included the link because I don't do web design and I don't know what components of a website can be problematic.

And yes, I am running 14.1 stable and it is smooth now too. My issue was that on -current it was not. Reproducing the issue on -current would probably be more useful than reproducing the lack of it on stable.

Not that it really matters, of course . . . I was just curious what could have been causing the problem.

ReaperX7 02-02-2014 12:31 AM

You can go between release and current as long as you keep two packages in mind... Glibc and glibc-kernel-headers. Once these are updated, do not try to revert or it could break the system.

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