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Old 06-17-2004, 01:35 AM   #1
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upgrade to 10.0 or use swaret?

I recently (re)installed slack 9.1. I was wondering what the difference, if any, would be between installing slack 10.0 from ISO or by using swaret set to use packages from the 'current' group. Thanks.
Old 06-17-2004, 01:40 AM   #2
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Installing from ISO might be a better choice. I've had very few troubles using swaret but it is not the case with everyone. Moreover, it is just a matter of days before 10.0 is out.
Old 06-17-2004, 01:46 AM   #3
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Don't jump the gun. The official latest release of Slack is v9.1 You can install slack-current but don't assume that it's "Slackware 10" since there is no such thing, at least not yet. Slack 10 RC 1 has been released this week, but don't confuse it with an official "Slackware 10" release. Discussions about when Slack 10 might be released are 100% pure speculation. -- J.W.
Old 06-17-2004, 02:42 AM   #4
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using swaret doesn't matter if you know how to use it and configure swaret.conf(exclude packages like kernel,etc...)
swaret is great and does it job as expected. install or upgrade, go to sleep , startx , it's all there......
Old 06-17-2004, 10:21 AM   #5
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If you are planning on upgrading to 10.0 anyway, why not try using swaret. Then if it doesn't go as expected and you bork your system, you can just re-install using a 10.0 cd.

Another tip for using swaret, either remove kernel from the exclude list, or add alsa to it. The alsa modules in current are compiled for the kernel in current so if you upgrade one but not the other with swaret, then your sound will not work. If you want to update alsa but not your kernel, install alsa from source.
Old 06-17-2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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don't forget that you can point swaret in the repositires to point towards your mount point of your CDROM and use the cds as the source for a swaret upgrade


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