A Look at Slackware Linux 10.2
Posted Sep 27, 2005 1:39 UTC (Tue) by kirkengaard
In reply to: A Look at Slackware Linux 10.2
Parent article: A Look at Slackware Linux 10.2
I also keep up with -current; perhaps (and I haven't tested this hypothesis) upgrades from a more previous version directly to 10.2, with the whole glib2 NPTL change, take more work. The author does not, perhaps, keep up with Slackware as a matter of course. :) Not used to 'manual' operation of CLI tools, or rsync/wget-ing the distro to refresh his local copy.
OTOH, I regularly wipe and start clean simply because I'm never done tweaking; my usage patterns change with every new discovery/piece of hardware, and so also my partitioning scheme. However, I haven't run into any problems just doing "$ upgradepkg --reinstall */*.tgz" in the slackware-*/slackware directory. And, *of course* you should telinit 1 before upgrading major packages. Minimum runlevel, minimum conflicts.
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