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    Slackware 10.2 Released


    For those of you interested, Slackware 10.2 has been released.
    Check the website for appropriate mirrors.

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    Thanks for the notice

    Eh, the torrent are horrid, 1-3kbs

    EDIT: Ah, nevermind.

    http://mirrors.easynews.com/linux/sl...ware-10.2-iso/

    They have the 10.2 iso's

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    ahh , been on the beta 10.2 for the last week

    these last ten pkgs and I'm there


    slack rocks as always



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    Please excuse the noob type question, , but is there a way to upgrade from 10.1 to 10.2 without a full re-install. I use "slapt-get" alot, so would:

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    slapt-get --dist-upgrade
    as root without X running do the trick ?

    Thanks

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    Whoooa, I've just downloaded 4 CDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubo
    Please excuse the noob type question, , but is there a way to upgrade from 10.1 to 10.2 without a full re-install. I use "slapt-get" alot, so would:

    Code:
    slapt-get --dist-upgrade
    as root without X running do the trick ?

    Thanks

    Bubo
    Don't you use swaret to update your packages? In swaret.conf set version to current
    Code:
    VERSION=current
    Then run
    Code:
    swaret --update
    to get the latest packages list and
    Code:
    swaret --upgrade
    to upgrade all your packages. Since the version "current" is 10.2 at the moment it will retrive packages for that version. You'll be able to do such upgrade all the time, and upgrade your running slackware when new versions released. Read man swaret for details and google it.

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    hardcore slackers advise against swaret

    its just as easy and fun to do it yourself

    I have upgraded from 9.1 to 10.2 over the years and its fine. I used to reinstall with previous versions to that , however, when I was newb.

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    Yep, I'm anxious to try it but will probably wait until my Slackware Subscription CDs come in (direct from the Slackware Store ). That shouldn't be but a few weeks, hopefully.

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    Well, swaret worked very well for me (thanks RustamB). Everything worked fine straight after a reboot including the KDE upgrade which retained all of my desktop settings etc. Very impressive.

    To be honest I wouldn't really know where to start upgrading things manually but I would love to learn. Perhaps someone could come up with a tutorial as I am sure there are many users who want to have the latest and greatest but don't really know how, especially with a new version just released. Just a thought.

    Anyway, whichever way you do it, and thats what I love about linux, you get a choice, Slackware still rocks. I continue to be nothing but impressed with it and I am learning new stuff everyday.

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    For info (especially for those living in europe), ISOs available at:

    ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distribu...kware-10.2-iso
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