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Originally posted by carlwill Once I install SLackware 10.0 - since I dont have cool tools like YUM or apt-get...how do I upgrade my system with the latest kernel and what not?
We have even cooler tools like our own intelligence. There are some that use the tools already described. You will find that most long time Slack users read the changelogs, download the updated packages (wget seems to be most popular) and use upgrakepkg to handle the update.
I update my kernel the same way but that is not the most common at least on here. After users get familiar with Slack and become more knowledgeable about linux, most people will upgrade their kernel by compiling their own. I did that a few times with 2.2 and 2.4 but haven't felt the desire to do it again as my system is working fine and I have no need for 2.6 to run any hardware.
Good Luck to you.