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mike-2013 08-19-2013 07:42 AM

Upgrading to Vn 14.0
I'm currently running Slackware Vn 13.0 and I want to upgrade. Can I upgrade directly to Vn 14.0 or do I need to do incremental upgrades - i.e Vn 13.1 then Vn 13.37 then, finally, Vn 14.0 ?

markush 08-19-2013 07:47 AM

Hi, welcome to LQ,

you should ask this question in the Slackware forum of LQ.

In my opinion it would be easier to do a fresh install. But you can use slackpg in order to upgrade at first to 13.37 and then to 14.0.

Be sure to configure /etc/slackpkg/slackpg.conf to Download all packages before the installation!


PhantomCC 08-19-2013 07:52 AM

Fresh install would be easier, but upgrading is better. I don't know how to upgrade though, but i checked markush' link, you might find the answers there.

druuna 08-19-2013 08:07 AM

@mike-2013: I've asked a moderator to move this to the Slackware sub-forum.

mike-2013 08-19-2013 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by druuna (Post 5011850)
@mike-2013: I've asked a moderator to move this to the Slackware sub-forum.

Thanks for that and for your reply in the other (now closed) thread.

TobiSGD 08-19-2013 08:36 AM

Slackware does not support direct upgrades over several versions. So you have to upgrade 13.0 -> 13.1 -> 13.37 -> 14.0.

mike-2013 08-19-2013 08:44 AM


I had a feeling that was going to be the case. :( It looks like a fresh install will be the easier option.

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