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Old 09-17-2006, 08:06 AM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 10.2
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Trying to upgradepkg mdadm

On my 10.2 Slackware install, the command 'mdadm --version' returns v2.1. I tried to upgrade this (the procedure seemed so trivial).

1. I downloaded mdadm-2.5.3.tgz
2. I renamed mdadm-2.5.3.tgz to mdadm.tgz
3. I ran 'upgradepkg --verbose mdadm'

This removed mdadm 2.1 from my system, but failed to install v2.5.3. I tried 'installpkg mdadm.tgz' then, but it just copied the files to /mdadm-2.5.3/, but mdadm is still not working.

How does one upgrade packages in Slackware without breaking things?
Old 09-17-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Am I stupid or what?

tar zxvf mdadm-2.5.3.tgz
make install
Did everything. I'm so silly.


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