Slackware drops GNOME, restores Mozilla
Posted Mar 28, 2005 22:24 UTC (Mon) by allesfresser
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You're probably not going to like my method, but here goes: I keep a copy of the slackware -current tree, updated by rsync, and go through each directory in the slackware set, doing an 'upgradepkg *.tgz' in each one that I'm interested in upgrading. If I'm doing the 'A' set, I'll make sure I don't upgrade the 'aaa' packages, as those are meant for install-time use. I suppose you could consider it a very 'fast and loose' sort of upgrade method, but it's worked well so far, although one does have to go through and find and fix new configuration files (mostly in /etc/rc.d). I keep my Slackware systems pretty close to the vanilla install from Patrick (except for firewall rules et. al.) so things haven't been too rough.
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