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talk:howtos:slackware_admin:systemupgrade [2012/10/01 20:36 (UTC)]
alienbob Explaining my revert of TommyC's edit.
talk:howtos:slackware_admin:systemupgrade [2018/04/23 21:41 (UTC)] (current)
rkfb
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 </​code>​ First, __**not**__ removing ''​hal''​ is an advice I do not want to see in an upgrade guide. Instead, it should be listed as a suggestion in this article'​s discussion page. \\ Second, the use of //​asterisks//​ in the ''​slackpkg''​ blacklist does not work reliably (for instance it will not have the desired effect on the ''​slackpkg install-new''​ command). Therefore it does not belong in article which promises the reader a "​painless"​ upgrade. \\ Also, why would you want to blacklist KDE and XFCE? If you did not have it installed, it will not be upgraded anyway, you don't have to blacklist it. And anyway, with a blacklist in place the ''​slackpkg install-new''​ command will still list all the new KDE and XFCE packages, which will lead to confusion. \\  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] 2012/10/01 13:23// </​code>​ First, __**not**__ removing ''​hal''​ is an advice I do not want to see in an upgrade guide. Instead, it should be listed as a suggestion in this article'​s discussion page. \\ Second, the use of //​asterisks//​ in the ''​slackpkg''​ blacklist does not work reliably (for instance it will not have the desired effect on the ''​slackpkg install-new''​ command). Therefore it does not belong in article which promises the reader a "​painless"​ upgrade. \\ Also, why would you want to blacklist KDE and XFCE? If you did not have it installed, it will not be upgraded anyway, you don't have to blacklist it. And anyway, with a blacklist in place the ''​slackpkg install-new''​ command will still list all the new KDE and XFCE packages, which will lead to confusion. \\  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] 2012/10/01 13:23//
  
 +A very useful page, thank you Eric. Just a small suggestion I would like to make: maybe you could add a note to the section where you suggest that the user keeps a working kernel listed in lilo.conf, just in case, to say that it is advisable to list it first before any other entries. That way, if there is a problem with the new kernel this working kernel will boot as the default. In my case I had listed the new kernel first and as the keyboard not responding was one of the issues I had, I was unable to select the old kernel at the prompt.
 +--- //​[[wiki:​user:​rkfb|Robert Frost-Bridges]] 2018/04/23 21:38 (UTC)//

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