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Updating Slackware

Keep Slackware up to date in a few simple steps.

Slackpkg is an automated (for the most part) tool to do just that. In the /extra directory on a Slackware mirror you can find it. Download slackpkg for your version and do the following as root after it is installed.

Edit /etc/slackpkg/mirrors. Read the top of the file for information on this. Basically you need to un-comment a mirror of choice. You should also list any package you don’t want upgraded in the file /etc/slackpkg/blacklist.

Run slackpkg update to get the current file listing:
slackpkg update

Once it is done do the deed, here we check everything:
slackpkg upgrade-all

Follow the prompts from there.

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