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Old 01-14-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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upgrade to 13.1 from 12.2 - need advices

I tried to upgrade from 12.2 to 13.1 using slackpkg but, by some reason, it did not upgrade and bash gave me error at any command I tried to use. I tried to use the boot CD but still, I couldn't use chroot. Desperately, I mounted the hdd partition into a directory and I installed all the packages from slackware/a directory (with --root /mnt/disk option). Surprisingly, I rebooted and the system successfully loaded the new kernel.
Since I installed only the "slackware/a" packages, I would to know which would be the next step to fully upgrade the system. I intend to upgradepkg all the directories from dvd "slackware". Is this a good solution?
If yes, which should be the next packages that should be upgraded: "slackware/l", "slackware/ap", "slackware/d" ?? I'm interested in the order of the directories that should be installed.
Thanks a lot

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Old 01-14-2011, 02:32 AM   #2
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Hi c0deland. You should read the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT and UPGRADE.TXT files, that can be found on your slackware 13.1 installation medium.

Old 01-14-2011, 02:45 AM   #3
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Upgrade howto :

I think the same procedure to upgrade from 12.2 to 13.1.
This is not automatic process like slackpkg do, but step by step process.
Old 01-14-2011, 05:31 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot guys. I used the script presented in the UPGRADE file and I installed everything except the "a" directory (which was installed before). everything works perfectly.
Thank you.

P.S: how can I install only the kernel from slackware-current? is it enough to upgradepkg --install-new kernel*.t?z ?


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