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Old 09-27-2014, 04:50 AM   #1
prasan89na
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Smile Updating Slackware


I uncommented /etc/slackpkg/mirrors

Now I'm confused how to update slackware.

is it:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all

I'm posting this to be sure before updating my slackware 14.1
 
Old 09-27-2014, 05:27 AM   #2
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if you are running on -stable releases, then slackpkg install-new is not necessary in most cases
the rest is correct
 
Old 09-27-2014, 05:37 AM   #3
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If you are just updating slackware 14.1, yes.

Make sure that you uncommented only one mirror, for your edition: same version (14.1) and architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).

If it's the first time you use slackpkg, in principle you should first run (only once, then forget it):
slackpkg update gpg

Also, slackpkg install-new is usually not necessary as the distribution doesn't get new packages once released. That command is mostly intended for people running -current or wanting to use slackpkg to upgrade from one version to the next one.

To know more:
man slackpkg
 
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