Post by Martha Adams
Is now a good time to update my Slackware64 14.1, or is it
perhaps a really really bad time to mess with any of that?
Because, Slackware has been around enough decades that it's
definitely not news, processes and procedures are well worked
out, and there ought to be no need for adventurous testers
Hi Martha, I'm the Linux Tester, Slackware is not new to me but I am a
new Slackware user. :)
I've been installing 14.2 on all my machines and they love it, I saved
my i386 machine for last, it's a single core Intel processor with 1GB
RAM and I wanted to start out with a lite system and started with 13.37
but it was to old, so I changed the sources to 14.0 and upgraded, I was
nervous, this was my first slack upgrade. I ran slackpkg update,
slackpkg install-new, slackpkg upgrade-all and slackpkg clean-system, it
was easy and it worked. But 14.0 still seemed old, so I repeated the
steps using the 14.1 repos, but this time the system was to heavy and
decided to downgrade back to 14.0, and I changed to sources back to 14.0.
The nice thing about Slackware is that it treats all versions the same,
if it's a different version slackpkg is going to install it as a upgrade
so the steps are the same even if it's a older version, slackpkg update,
slackpkg install-new, slackpkg upgrade-all and slackpkg clean-system and
it was easy.
I've also ran the recent updates on my 14.2 systems. Really for me and
my 5 computers that I use for testing there are no problems that I can
see. If you can run 14.1 without problems then 14.2 will only be
better, certainly more up to date packages.
Post by Martha Adams
*But* now there is this news about apparently serious money
problems, which flings wide open doors to all sorts of other
things. For anyone thinking about stability because they
have other things and works to do, well, *where is* that
stability now? I can't see it from here.
And for me it gets my attention because I'm asking myself,
update my Slackware install today, or not?
Seems to me, *any* Slackware change or update works, wants
to wait resolution of what's going on here, and convincing
detailed news of it. Until that happens, there's no trust
And where is Alien in this? Who is maybe one of the very
best people among Slackware suppliers? What does *he* say?
Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Sun 2018 Jly 29]
Patrick's friends where quick to come to his aid, I believe the idea
that Patrick still has so many friends and people who care about
Slackware, was a big comfort and Patrick is feeling much better now.
Slackware 14.2-64 - KDE 4.14.32 - AMD A8-7600 - EXT4 at sda9
Registered Linux User #380263