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Slackware 14 – System Upgrade

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I use slackpkg to manage my installed packages because I am a Slacker.

I am currently using:
cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 14.0

As root:

Make sure to have kernel references uncommented in your blacklist.
nano /etc/slackpkg/blacklist

Edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and uncomment a mirror used under Stable making sure to have all under Current commented out.
nano /etc/slackpkg/mirrors

Update the package listing database
slackpkg update

Check the Changelog
cat /var/lib/slackpkg/ChangeLog.txt

If you have a new version of slackpkg available you will need to upgrade it first.
slackpkg upgrade slackpkg

slackpkg new-config

Updgrade the GNU C libraries since the new packages are compiled against that new glibc version.
slackpkg upgrade glibc-solibs

Install every package marked in the changelog file that has been “Added”.
slackpkg install-new

Compare every Slackware package currently installed with the the mirror. If a different version is available, that version will be downloaded and upgraded.
slackpkg upgrade-all

Packages that are currently installed and are not part of the release upgrading to.
slackpkg clean-system

Reboot.

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Written by lordfu

May 20, 2016 at 10:01 am