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Old 07-15-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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swaret upgrade from 9.1 to 10?

I would like to know if I can upgrade slackware with swaret from version 9.1 to 10. If not, do I have to burn another cd? Is there another way to upgrade without burning another cd?
Old 07-15-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
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Others may be better at explain this then I, but -

If in your swaret.conf file you set version to 'current' instead of '9.1' , you will be getting the most current packages. make sure you do -update and -deps too.

Also, if you haven't changed your kernel, I think 9.1 came with 2.4.22 (correct me if I'm wrong on that) and ver 10 by default comes with 2.4.26. - You can upgrade that.

But if you like slackware, and intend to stay with it - and you don't want to "burn a CD" or 2, order it from slackware.

This probably isn't the best answer in the world for this question, I'm just trying to help.

good luck - tw
Old 07-15-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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Yea, TW00 was right.
Run swaret --update, that updates swaret if you dont have the latest version, then modify your swaret.conf file in /etc to read version=current then run --upgrade -a, The a automates the install, If you want to upgrade the kernel to 2.4.26 you need to modify the swaret.conf file and uncomment the EXCLUDE=kernel line, its about half way down the file. On mine, the dependency checking was on by default though.
Old 07-16-2004, 02:43 AM   #4
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Sorry if this doesn't help, but I thought that you might like it. Sometimes, you have downloaded the .iso files but don't want to have to burn them to cd to use them. If that is the case, check out . It gives you the commands to mount the .iso file without having to burn it. You can then upgrade your packages from there. There is also a file, I believe it is called upgrade.txt , on the .iso that you can follow if you want to upgrade from 9.1 to 10 . I had some trouble with it. If you have a cd burner, my recommendation is to burn everything that you need onto cd (/etc , /home) and do a fresh install of Slackware 10. It was the easiest solution for me.

Good luck,
Old 07-16-2004, 03:10 PM   #5
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thanks, that's what i was thinking of doing, changing the version. didn't know if it was compatible or not, or if slackware would flip out. thanks though
Old 07-16-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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Just make sure your slack 9.1 is up to date before moving to current, otherwise things could get trick.


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