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Old 07-15-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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Upgradeing methods & lifetime of slackware ?

I'm new to slackware linux but I am interested for my work in the upgrade methods & lifetime(uptime) of linux slackware, can anybody tell his/her opinion, or point me to some source where I can learn more about these ?
Old 07-15-2004, 07:40 AM   #2
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For upgrades, I use slackpkg and swaret

Could you be more precise about what do you want to know about uptime ?

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Old 07-15-2004, 07:50 AM   #3
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I use swaret due to the ease of use and the dependancy check.
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I also use swaret, though I haven't really played with slackpkg. I personally like swaret because of it's dependency checking ability. I don't think slackpkg has that yet.

As far as uptime, my system never stays up for longer than a few days. But that's because I reboot into windows to play games. I have a friend who has had an uptime of 6 months before he rebooted. And that was because he upgraded the kernel and /had/ to reboot. Otherwise who knows how much longer it would have stayed up.

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Originally posted by rignes
I have a friend who has had an uptime of 6 months before he rebooted. And that was because he upgraded the kernel and /had/ to reboot. Otherwise who knows how much longer it would have stayed up.
same here - never had a hard lockup or forced shutdown, uptime is basically limited to time between kernel releases
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Earlier this year I had a Lotus Domino Server running Slack 8.0 with an uptime of 800 and change days. There was a major hurricane on the East Coast and power was out in my building for 4-5 days. I was running around the office collecting UPSs trying to keep it alive but eventually ran out of power. It was time to upgrade but I really wanted to see how long it would stay up.


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