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slackware:faq [2012/09/25 05:07 (UTC)]
mfillpot [How do I install/upgrade/remove software in Slackware Linux?] updated internal link
slackware:faq [2012/10/11 19:38 (UTC)]
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 Present contributors include [[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] (aka AlienBOB), Robby Workman (aka rworkman), Stuart Winter (aka MoZes), Eric Jan Tromp (aka alphageek), Alan Hicks, Mark Post, Fred Emmott, Vincent Batts, Heinz Wiesinger (aka pprkut) and several more. Present contributors include [[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] (aka AlienBOB), Robby Workman (aka rworkman), Stuart Winter (aka MoZes), Eric Jan Tromp (aka alphageek), Alan Hicks, Mark Post, Fred Emmott, Vincent Batts, Heinz Wiesinger (aka pprkut) and several more.
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 ==== What is this talk about stable and current versions? ==== ==== What is this talk about stable and current versions? ====
  
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 Read the [[slackware:​install|installation guide]]. Read the [[slackware:​install|installation guide]].
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 +==== During network installation I only see the "​A"​ package series ====
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 +You are attempting an installation of Slackware from a HTTP or FTP server. After entering the server'​s hostname and the Slackware package directory, you see the usual messages like "''​INITIALIZING PACKAGE TREE''",​ but then during the "''​PACKAGE SERIES SELECTION''",​ you can only select "''​A - BASE LINUX SYSTEM''"​. Where are all the other package series?
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 +You will experience this scenario when you are using a **32-bit** bootable installer image to install a **64-bit** Slackware from a webserver, or //vice versa// ((the other way round)): you attempt an installation of **32-bit** Slackware using a **64-bit** installation image.
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 +Solution: use the same architecture for the installer image and for the architecture of the Slackware release that you want to install from a webserver.
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 +==== The package installation took 3 seconds and now what? ====
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 +Installing more than 1000 packages should take between 10 and 45 minutes, depending on the computer you are installing them on. If the installer claims it is finished after only a few seconds, that means it did in fact not install anything at all. So what happened here? \\ This kind of issue occurs when you are not installing from the DVD or CD you booted from, but selected one of the alternative installation methods: a pre-mounted directory, or a loop-mounted ISO, //​etcetera//​. In all those cases, you have to enter a directory path to the location where the subdirectories representing the Slackware package sets can be found (the '​a',​ '​ap',​ '​d',​ ..., '​y'​ directories). \\ If you enter the wrong directory there, then the installer will not complain about your error. It will pretend that it installs packages when in fact it is not. Look at this message closely: \\ {{ :​slackware:​inshd.png |}}
  
 ==== How do I upgrade an existing Slackware Linux installation without re-installing?​ ==== ==== How do I upgrade an existing Slackware Linux installation without re-installing?​ ====

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