Updating slackware 10

Slackware is not a member of the kernel-of-the-week club.

Users are free to update the kernel if desired, but only rarely are kernel updates officially issued after a Slackware version is released. Most of the kernel security patches target corner case use cases.

I'm a big ricer so that was a pain in the butt. In short, you'll have to reconfigure your system to boot the new kernel like you did when you first installed it First off, slackpkg will remove your old kernel, so you'll have nothing to fall back on if something goes wrong.

If it happens, you'll have to boot from a CD/DVD/USB to fix everything After you've let slackpkg upgrade the kernel packages (make sure it does all of them), when it's done, cd to /boot and make sure your symlinks are pointing to the kernel you want to use Now, if you're using an initrd, you'll have to rebuild it.

Many distro maintainers require users join the kernel-of-the-week club with kernel updates.Is it safe to upgrade each package listed in slackpkg upgrade-all, and then also to clean-system?Last time I did an update, when I was a new user, I broke the system and had to reinstall from scratch. There are some pitfalls, but it's safe if you know what you're doing.Or in common language, needing to patch the kernel sucks. We'll assume you've read the Installation Guide, and you have a clean install of Slackware on your machine that you're happy with.

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