Posted Jun 28, 2004 20:26 UTC (Mon) by DaveK
In reply to: Upgrading?
Parent article: A look at Slackware 10.0
Upgrading Slackware distributions is easy.
ihave migrated several systems over time from 8.1->9.0->9.1 and then via current to 10.0.
I use the swaret tool which appeared in the /extras directory, but now seems to have gone away again, which includes a system of dependencies.
Alternatively, one can download the various packages and invoke upgradepkg from the standard slackware package tools.
Most new slackware packages are also careful not to clobber configuration files and instead deposit a .new file slongside. the install script then discards the .new files if the md5sums match, leaving the administrator to reconcile any differences.
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