Upgrading Slackware

Slackware is my Linux distribution of choice. In fact, I am writing this post from my Slackware machine via Opera. I use it every day, all day.

This week Patrick released Slackware 12.0.

Now I am still running Slackware 10.2. Why didn’t I upgrade to 11? Never had time. Upgrading any operating system is a monumental task, especially when you use, tweak and customize it as much as I do.

Now my quandry. I don’t want to get too far behind, so an upgrade to 12.0 is a good idea, plus a newer version could help some issues I’ve had with my 22″ monitor. The big problem is how to do it. I’ve used the Slackware upgrade procedure before – with good results, but a full install may serve me better. A former co-worker of mine used to recommend moving the existing root partition into a new directory and doing a full install. This may be a good procedure, if I have adequate space, of course I will still need to recreate some of my confirguration for X, no-ip, iptables, samba, etc…

Bottom line, it’s a big job and I just can’t loose too much productivity right now.

Any suggestions on a seamless transfer will be greatly appreciated.

Bob Weber

My name is Bob Weber and I live in Greeley Colorado. This blog is my personal views, ideas, comments, etc.. You will probably learn more about me by reading the entries here than you will in this bio.