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Old 04-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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Upgrade KDE and Slackware

I was wondering how to upgrade the KDE to the latest version, so i searched in google and i found this link: , so i was about to download and install all the packages there when i noticed it says "You will need to run a *development* snapshot of Slackware (meaning,slackware-current of around 30-mar-2010 or newer). These packages do *not* work on Slackware 13.0.", so i guess i need to upgrade slackware first.

Can you tell me how to do this? Should i first upgrade the slackware and then using the link above upgrade the KDE ? And how does the upgrade process of the slackware is behaving and what are its requirements - should i download slackware again or what ? Please explain it to me or give me some site with good guides, thank you.
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I also have been thinking about upgrading to -current and have found this link:

I haven't tried anything yet because of lack of time, so if you go with one of those solutions, please post your results.

More detail about the SlackRoll package/update manager can be found on the SlackWiki.

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If you're going to upgrade to -current from 13.0 I would rather use slackpkg. There are some gotchas to be aware of when moving to the .33 kernel. Please see this link.

You could also do a clean install after you create some -current CDs or a -current DVD using alienBOB's -current build script.

Back up your stuff before you attempt any of this, in the event that something goes awry.
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Hey guys,
I followed the tutorial on the link EricTRA provided, and i used slackpkg and i did exactly like was written there - everything went without any problems, but when i rebooted i logged in my slackware and when i do cat /etc/slackware-version it still shows me like before the upgrading Slackware Is this ok ? Or something is wrong ? And how can i find if the upgrade process has completed successfully and the slackware is really upgraded ?


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