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onebuck 03-20-2008 04:56 PM

Slackware 12.1 RC1 ??

Pat & team are getting close!


From Slackware ChangeLogs;

Wed Mar 19 19:34:38 CDT 2008
Is this Slackware 12.1 RC 1 yet? It has to be close.

dissociative 03-20-2008 06:20 PM

yes I can't wait to try for 12.1 or perhaps should I go for current right now?

willysr 03-20-2008 06:31 PM

i believe it's still worthed to wait, as changes keep going on -Current, but it's up to you
i always used -Current and no problems here

onebuck 03-20-2008 07:13 PM


At this point you should not experience too much trouble. As a newbie you could give some fresh insight or perspective if a problem should crop up for you.

apex.predator 03-20-2008 08:15 PM

This will be my first transition to a new version. Are incremental (less than full integer) versions sometimes rolling release from the previous one, or do they all require fresh installations?

Of course, that's assuming this isn't 13.0.

Jeebizz 03-20-2008 08:28 PM

No you can upgrade from 12.0 -> 12.1 without a reinstall. Just be sure to read the changelog.txt, and changes_hints.txt and upgrade.txt

apex.predator 03-20-2008 08:32 PM

Great, thank you! Looking forward to it.

willysr 03-21-2008 08:53 AM

as far as i can tell, you should upgrade glibc-solibs first, then sed and pkgtools
the rest can be upgraded by using upgradepkg */* (from the root directory of the mirror if you have local mirror) which should be fine

next step is merging the .new files and you are already using -Current :)

read the files mentioned by Jeebizz and you *should* be fine

truthfatal 03-21-2008 09:10 AM

If you do the manual upgrade path, don't forget to clear out the pastured/removed packages packages.

Things like

ap/ntfsprogs-2.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Removed (for now).
were replaced with ntfs-3g

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