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Old 01-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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When should one upgrade elflibs on -current?

I came across this old thread.

Should I not upgrade elflibs until 13.2 is released?
Originally Posted by Changeling View Post
I see in the currrent changelog that there's an upgrade to the aa-elflibs package. If I remember correctly, there was a warning at the last time it was upgraded to not do the upgrade because you could break things. There doesn't seem to be any warning in the current changelog. I don't know whether to upgrade it or not. Anyone have any ideas?
Originally Posted by cathectic View Post
I assume the same would apply again. If you're tracking -current, do not upgrade it. If you are doing a full upgrade (upgrading/installing all packages again, e.g. going from 10.1 to 10.2) then it's safe to upgrade.
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The aaa_elflibs package contains a collection of libraries needed for running a basic Slackware setup.
It is safe to upgrade aaa_elflibs when the package appears in the -current tree.
The problem with upgrading aaa_elflibs arises from the potential to overwrite newer libraries from updated packages with older libraries within aaa_elflibs if aaa_elflibs is upgraded or reinstalled after newer packages enter the -current tree.
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I was confused about this also, but this post by Robby Workman and the post above it by Alien Bob cleared things up for me.

If you're running slackware-current, you should upgrade aaa_elflibs *before* upgrading anything else. You should also upgrade it if you are upgrading between two stable slackware releases (e.g. 13.1 to 13.2). The package should never be removed or reinstalled

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