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todders 12-10-2008 06:20 PM

Slackware 12.2 is released Officially
Yes folks, 'tis the season to announce a new release of Slackware. With a shiny new kernel, many package updates, and the newly added ability to install from a Samba share, we bring to you the latest in the stable Slackware 12.x series. Slackware 12.2 ships with the Linux kernel, the Xorg 1.4.2 X server (with many driver, library, and application updates), Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, simplified wired and wireless networking with wicd in /extra, package upgrade management with slackpkg moved into the main tree, support for non-usb-storage digital cameras through libgphoto2, pm-utils (tools to support suspend and hibernate through HAL), and much, much more. This release brings the system up-to-date without compromising stability or compatibility with the 12.x series.

Link to the full announcement:-

This is excellent news now how do i tell the wife what iam doing at the weekend,i believe its christmas shopping or an install of 12.2.

(christmas shopping it is then lol)



SkinnerC 12-10-2008 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by todders (Post 3371006)
(christmas shopping it is then lol)

Get your priorities straight man! New OS is always the priority (hehe)

todders 12-10-2008 06:39 PM

yea i know but i dont mind admitting on here i don`t wear the trousers in my house!!!!

if my wife is happy so am i lol

a receipe for a happy life i believe


Woodsman 12-10-2008 06:57 PM


yea i know but i dont mind admitting on here i don`t wear the trousers in my house!!!!
My guess is you both wear trousers but that you are now and then interested in getting hers off. ;) :D

todders 12-10-2008 07:08 PM

woodsman good point but iam 41 years old now a cup of tea and a digestive are more my style these days...

mrclisdue 12-10-2008 07:13 PM

Has anyone ever used slackupdate:

to upgrade from xx.x to xx.x+1?

The beta claims to have the ability to do so (marked EXPERIMENTAL!), so I'm curious as to whether anyone has attempted to go this route.

(cowers in corner expecting 1000 posters to admonish him for even considering this shortcut....)


T3slider 12-10-2008 07:14 PM

I can't believe how fast the transition was between 12.2-rc1 and 12.2 being fully released. Apparently, the transition from 12.1 to 12.2 was much smoother than 12.0 to 12.1. Maybe I'll actually decide to install fresh instead of taking the lazy upgrading route this time (but only time will tell that -- I'm pretty lazy, so I may just upgrade and hold off reinstalling).

GazL 12-10-2008 07:15 PM

Caught me by surprise...
I noticed that my rsync pulled down a patch- file today in the K source directory, so I wasn't expecting the release as I'd not seen a kernel bump in the changelog.

There seems to be a lot of filesystem related stuff in the .8 changelog, mostly for ext3/4. I might as well build a .8 kernel from it seeing as i've got the patch already. :)

Anyway, Big congratulations and thanks go out to the team. :)

hitest 12-10-2008 07:16 PM

Congratulations, Mr.V:-) Wonderful news!

todders 12-10-2008 07:17 PM

mrclisdue i haven`t used it to be honest,but i can see huge tears before bedtime if it goes wrong :-) the upgrade path from 12.1 to 12.2 looks fairly easy and straight forward this time i would always use that a lot more fun than anything automatic.:-)


hitest 12-10-2008 07:17 PM

Let us leave our bit torrent clients open as long as possible. I'm heading to the store to make a donation. Okay. Just made my donation.
Here's a link to the store if you'd like to donate.

SqdnGuns 12-10-2008 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by hitest (Post 3371049)
Let us leave our bit torerent clients open as long as possible. I'm heading to the store to make a donation.

Same same...............unemployed right now but I'll still donate to Slackware!!

mrclisdue 12-10-2008 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by todders (Post 3371048)
...some stuff

Thank you, sir. I have always done it the *proper* way, previously, so I don't have any qualms about doing so....


antman 12-10-2008 08:37 PM

Downloading it now to replace my Ubuntu 8.04.1 install on my desktop.
I have been running 12.2RC on my laptop, and was having fun tweaking it; practicing for the final release. WOW... I wasn't expecting it to be out so soon... ;)

SqdnGuns 12-10-2008 08:40 PM

Damn, OSU mirror is fast. Got the DVD ISO in 39 minutes.................

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