|author||Patrick J Volkerding <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-05-19 08:58:23 +0000|
|committer||Eric Hameleers <email@example.com>||2018-05-31 22:43:05 +0200|
Wed May 19 08:58:23 UTC 2010 Slackware 13.1 x86_64 stable is released! Lots of thanks are due -- see the RELEASE_NOTES and the rest of the ChangeLog for credits. The ISOs are on their way to replication, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided 32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. We are taking pre-orders now at store.slackware.com, and offering a discount if you sign up for a subscription. Consider picking up a copy to help support the project. Thanks again to the Slackware community for testing, contributing, and generally holding us to a high level of quality. :-) Enjoy!
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+Slackware 13.0 to 13.1 Upgrade HOWTO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+This document explains how to upgrade from Slackware 13.0 to Slackware 13.1.
+For details of important changes from Slackware 13.0 to 13.1, see the file
+'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT'. Thanks to Robby Workman for help with this.
+If you have partitions in /etc/fstab named /dev/hd*, please take special
+note of the instructions for the changeover to /dev/sd* devices or your
+machine will not reboot correctly.
+Before you begin, I would strongly recommend making a backup of your
+system, or, if not the entire system, at least the /etc directory. You
+might find that you need to refer to a few things after the upgrade
+process is complete. Back it up, or take your chances.
+OK, now that everything is safely backed up, let's proceed. :-)
+To do this, you'll need the Slackware 13.1 packages. If these are on a CD,
+create a new directory to mount the CD on so that it doesn't get in the way
+during the upgrade:
+mount /dev/cdrom /packages
+The packages don't have to be on a CD-ROM, as an alternative you could
+copy the slackware directory (the one with the various package
+subdirectories in it, basically the "slackware" or "slackware64" directory
+from the install disc) to someplace like /root/slackware/. The important thing
+is that you know where the slackware packages directory is. We'll use
+/root/slackware in the following examples.
+0. Put your machine in single-user mode:
+ telinit 1
+ Note that this is _not_ strictly required, and there have been reports
+ of success remotely upgrading machines that are still in multiuser
+ mode. However, more things can go wrong in multiuser, so especially
+ if you're considering a remote upgrade in multiuser mode, you might
+ want to clone the machine locally so that you can do a test run to
+ uncover any problem areas and come up with workarounds for them.
+1. Upgrade your package utilities and related tools:
+ upgradepkg /root/slackware/a/pkgtools-*.tgz
+ upgradepkg /root/slackware/a/tar-*.tgz
+ installpkg /root/slackware/a/xz-*.tgz
+ upgradepkg /root/slackware/a/findutils-*.txz
+2. Upgrade your glibc shared libraries. This is important, or things
+ might go haywire during the next part of the upgrade:
+ upgradepkg /root/slackware/a/glibc-solibs-*.t?z
+3. Upgrade everything else (and install new packages):
+ upgradepkg --install-new /root/slackware/*/*.t?z
+ If you wish to upgrade everything except for the KDEI language
+ packs for KDE (these take a lot of space and can be dealt with
+ after the main upgrade more quickly and easily), running this
+ script in the "slackware" directory will do the trick:
+ for dir in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap y ; do
+ ( cd $dir ; upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z )
+4. Remove obsolete packages. The CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT file should have a
+ list of these. You may also wish to go into /var/log/packages and take
+ a look at the package list:
+ ls -lt | less
+ You may spot some old, obsolete, or discontinued packages. If so,
+ you can remove these using 'removepkg'. This command will get rid of
+ the packages which became obsolete since Slackware 13.0:
+ removepkg bluez-libs bluez-utils cupsddk device-mapper epic4 gqview \
+ kdelibs-experimental lbxproxy libgtkhtml liblbxutil libungif \
+ libv4l loadlin mpg321 mplayerthumbs proxymngr xf86-input-citron \
+ xf86-input-elographics xf86-input-fpit xf86-input-hyperpen \
+ xf86-input-mutouch xf86-video-newport xf86-video-xgixp
+5. Fix your config files. Some of the config files in /etc are going to
+ need your attention. You'll find the new incoming config files on
+ your system with the ".new" extension. You may need to fill these in
+ with information from your old config files and then move them over.
+ Feel brave? You can use this little script to install most of the
+ .new config files in /etc. If you've made any local changes you'll
+ need to add them to the newly installed files. Your old config files
+ will be copied to *.bak. Anyway, it might be an easier starting
+ point. Here it is:
+ cd /etc
+ find . -name "*.new" | while read configfile ; do
+ if [ ! "$configfile" = "./rc.d/rc.inet1.conf.new" \
+ -a ! "$configfile" = "./rc.d/rc.local.new" \
+ -a ! "$configfile" = "./group.new" \
+ -a ! "$configfile" = "./passwd.new" \
+ -a ! "$configfile" = "./shadow.new" ]; then
+ cp -a $(echo $configfile | rev | cut -f 2- -d . | rev) \
+ $(echo $configfile | rev | cut -f 2- -d . | rev).bak 2> /dev/null
+ mv $configfile $(echo $configfile | rev | cut -f 2- -d . | rev)
+ You might also wish to move these config files over:
+6. If you use a non-en_US language pack for KDE and you already have it
+ installed, then you may upgrade it by moving into the slackware/kdei
+ directory and using this command:
+ upgradepkg --install-new k*<your KDE locale>*t?z
+ To have upgradepkg cycle through all of the available packages, and
+ see which ones need to be upgraded, use this in slackware/kdei:
+ upgradepkg *t?z
+ If your language has been added to KDE since Slackware 13.0, you'll
+ need to install it using installpkg, or upgradepkg --install-new.
+ Typically you'll need to make sure that you have installed the
+ slackware/kdei packages for kde, koffice, and k3b (if you use those).
+7. IMPORTANT! *Before* attempting to reboot your system, you will need
+ to make sure that the bootloader has been updated for the new kernel!
+ First, be sure your initrd is up to date (if you use one). If you
+ use LILO, make sure the paths in /etc/lilo.conf point to a valid
+ kernel and then type 'lilo' to reinstall LILO. If you use a USB memory
+ stick to boot, copy the new kernel to it in place of the old one.
+ If you were using devices such as /dev/hda (IDE hard drive) with
+ Slackware 13.0, you will need to consider how to switch over to the
+ new /dev/sda type device names. See CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT for complete
+ instructions on how to do this. If you have not read this yet, now
+ is a great time to go look at that. Forget about step 8 and 9 and
+ just go complete that part of the upgrade and you'll be good to go.
+8. Return to multi-user mode:
+ telinit 3
+9. Reboot to start using the new kernel.
+At this point you should be running Slackware 13.1. :-)
+I wish everyone good luck with this!