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Old 08-31-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Upgrade 13.37 to current 14 RC3 partly fail

I have just upgraded Slackware (first time in my life) from 13.37 to 14 RC3 with following procedure:

vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
slackpkg update
slackpkg check-updates (nothing happaned)
slackpkg upgrade-all
Afterwards system started up with many errors.
(libs, hald, udev - displayed only on console. Dont really see it in syslog/message.)
End result was that system was up but could not find eth0.

I have started system from rescue CD and chrooted.
In next step I run following:
slackpkg install-new
that has installed in my system lot of unnecessary packages (eg. some KDE packages - I dont use KDE at all).
Result: after reboot I have eth0 back but still lot of errors (libs, hald, udev).

What did I do wrong ?
Is it always like this after upgrade ?

I was able to capture last screen from console:

Last edited by czezz; 08-31-2012 at 07:30 PM.
Old 08-31-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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This post may help you understand better:

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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Hi Eric,
thank you very much for this link. It is very helpful. I have much better understanding now.
I have redo my upgrade test (on my VM) and system looks pretty good now

However, I feel like to give some comment to yours:

The first of those three commands (install-new) will install every package which is listed in the ChangeLog.txt file as "Added:" It will not install any other packages, for instance if you did not have KDE installed before, this command will not add KDE packages to your computer all of a sudden.
True - it will install only packages tagged with Added... but you need to be double careful and deselect packages that you dont want to install.
Eg. Even though you do not have KDE installed, install-new will display to you all KDE packages which are tagged in Changelog with Added. If you do not want to have them installed, you have to deselect them.

What I am writing here, might be obvious for someones, however I was doing that for the first time and it was not that clear to me.
Hope it will help to someone else.



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