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Old 09-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by owor View Post
Released on My birthday! What are the odds?
About 365 to 1?
Congrats with your birthday and to all of us with this shiny new SW-release.
Old 09-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #32
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Thank you, Pat, for a job well done!! And also thanks to all the contributors, both large and small!
Old 09-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #33
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YEAH ! Thank you Pat, thank you the whole Slackware Team, and thank you all you around making the best distro in the universe possible !

Cheers from Lausanne to everybody, and happy Slacker Day !

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #34
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Congrats to the team on the new release!

Everything just *works* better than ever.

Old 09-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #35
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Now the wait is for to catch up. But I guess I can wait a few days...
Old 09-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #36
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This is fantastic! I have been waiting to completely format my old machine and experiment with a new hardware configuration and RAID until 14 was official, but on the way home today I decided to just go ahead and do it! Now the sun and moon have aligned!!!! I'm sorry everybody, I had the idea at RC2, so I'll take the blame for not just biting the bullet then! lol

Congrats to Pat, et al. 14 really is the best OS I've ever used... well RC5 was, I'm just now downloading 14.0!
Old 09-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #37
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I'm downloading the torrent right now, and I'll be sure to seed this one for a while. Can't wait to install!

I like how the version number now matches the LQ forum number for slackware. (Look at your current url if you're not sure what I mean)
Old 09-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #38
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #39
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I downloaded the DVDs from AlienBob's link, but I'd like to make them available via BitTorrent too. Is there a way I can do that on my end so that the tracker will see what I've got?
Old 09-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #40
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Congrats to Pat and the Slackware team!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #42
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my slackware 14.0 dvds are beginning to collect dust already... time flies!

edit: After running 13.37 with no problems and doing nearly nothing for more than a year, I was scared to upgrade! But I did it! The upgrade process using slackpkg from a local mirror on my hard drive, and using my own script to upgrade the *-compat32-* packages went rather well. I guess I was prepared and the software packages were nice enough not to break when upgraded. Very nice!

This is what I did, more or less:

*) Compiled the new kernel on 13.37 to make sure I could compile it; I configured it with everything I use as builtin as much as possible. This took some time because I had to start with generic .config and go through "make menuconfig" very carefully, setting everything I want as before in 13.37 to y <*>.

*) Upgraded glibc*, slackpkg, and pkgtools.

*) slackpkg clean-system
*) slackpkg install-new
*) slackpkg upgrade-all

*) downloaded the 14.0 multilib gcc*, glibc*, and compat32-tools and upgraded to them

*) ran "telinit u" to restart init on the multilib glibc

*) ran a script of mine that upgraded each *-compat32-* package to the new available versions in the slackware 32-bit mirror packages sets; it runs convertpkg-compat32 on them and upgrades them etc. I was surprised to see a new "repo" tag naming like Xcompat32.txz, but was able to manange with that change to the package names.

*) ran "make" on the kernel source again so it would fully recompile under the newly installed/upgraded gcc; then, installed the kernel

*) setup lilo with the new kernel image (no initrd needed right now), and made entry to boot old 13.37 kernel in case of emergency (but didn't have to); ran lilo

*) uninstalled the old nvidia blob with the .run file's --uninstall option

*) rebooted (scary part, but rebooted okay)

*) installed nvidia blob 295.75 because 30x versions don't use my twinview xorg.conf setup 100% correctly

*) uninstalled old alsa-driver; downloaded alsa-driver 1.0.25 and built package: alsa-driver-1.0.25_3.2.29-x86_64-1root.txz and installed it.... I have my kernel configured with no alsa at all, and just modular base oss support which I do not currently use... alsa-driver in the kernel itself is sometimes an older version, so I don't build the in-kernel alsa-driver

*) did some misc other cleanup, like deleting some old /usr/src/linux-<old versions> and /lib/modules/<old versions>, remove junk in the root "/" directory; check that all "Added" packages got added by install-new, and check that all "Removed" packages were gone by "clean-system"... had to becareful with slackpkg clean-system to not remove SBo and compat32 packages, but to upgrade them later/differently.

*) rebooted again

*) uninstalled old QtCurve-Gtk/KDE stuff

*) installed oxygen-gtk3 and set symlink: cd ~/.conf; ln -s /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-3.0 gtk-3.0

*) rebuilt/reinstalled package gtk-qt-engine (this took a little hacking on the include.patch and SlackBuild for that) and later used it to set oxygen-gtk2 theme in ~/.gtk-2.0.

*) started ktorrent, which got upgraded, and it worked just fine

*) ran an old 32-bit game: wolfsp.... worked fine.

*) ran audacious, which is now a gtk3+ app, and looks fine with KDE oxygen gui style.

*) downloaded libvdpau-0.5 and it's slackbuild and installed it... needed this to get the development header files for vdpau

*) downloaded the source and slackbuild for MPlayer and rebuilt it so it would detect and enable vdpau.

Okay, something like that! Not too bad. I'll probably find a few other minor things I have to fix up, but nothing failed really.

Thanks a lot to the Slackware team for testing that all these new packages and kernel will actually work smooth on upgrade! This kind of upgrade could easily have turned into a nightmare, but didn't with slackware 13.37 -> 14.0!

Last edited by foobarz; 10-02-2012 at 08:38 AM.
Old 09-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #43
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Many congrats and thanks to all involved. Long live Slackware!

Old 09-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #44
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To celebrate this day, I shall be going to The Slacker's Cafe.
It's nearby where I stay.

Old 09-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by marnold View Post
I downloaded the DVDs from AlienBob's link, but I'd like to make them available via BitTorrent too. Is there a way I can do that on my end so that the tracker will see what I've got?
Actually, I figured it out. I copied the downloaded iso into the directory that KTorrent had set up. Then I clicked on "Check Data." Once that was done, it started seeding. I don't have a ton of bandwidth, but it's something!


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