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Currently i'm running Fedora Core 4. only 2 months into the whole GNU/Linux scene at the moment but very interested in learning Slackware. my main question is this (i can ...
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    Thinking About Trying Slackware. Few questions though...


    Currently i'm running Fedora Core 4. only 2 months into the whole GNU/Linux scene at the moment but very interested in learning Slackware.

    my main question is this (i can fudge my way through the rest i think )

    in FC4 when i first installed and set up Yum, i'd just type:

    yum update

    and it would update every package on my system including the kernel.

    in the Slackware world, is there anything like this? my guess would be no, which i don't mind so much, because i'd like to learn GNU/Linux in sort of a "working man's" enviroment, just a little curious if Slackware offered anything like this.

    thanks for any help you guys can give me. It's much appreciated

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    there is
    http://www.swaret.org/
    which will update all the packages (except the kernel). If you use a premade slackware linux kernel, it is easy (slack uses 2.4, but you can update to 2.6 very easily).
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    thank you. i am currently downloading the iso's from the slackware site. when i do go to update the kernel, i would just need to download it, turn it into a slackware package and install with installpkg yadda yadda.tgz ?

    the slackware world is a whole new beast for me.

    thank you for your response. much appreciated

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    just follow these instructions
    ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar.../README.initrd
    works great
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    will do. thanks for the link

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    You might also want to look at Slapt-get. Swaret and Slap-get are much the same thing. There are GUI's available for both of them (or at least there is for kde)
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    ...at this point, you might want to wait to download slackware, as it's my understanding that verion 10.2 will be released in another week, or two.

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