[nSLUG] Re: Slack upgrade (Was: USB storage hot-swap...)
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sun May 18 13:37:44 ADT 2008
draker> I know only a single major version upgrade is "supported" by
draker> the instructions in UPGRADE.TXT, but I have successfully (and
draker> quite easily) upgraded over multiple version numbers
draker> (e.g. slack 9 - > slack 11, slack 10 -> slack 12).
Well, it's good to know that somebody has done Slack 10->12 without
falling into a month of snakepit. I'll read all the relevant stuff
more carefully before I decide just how I'll go. My last upgrade was
Slack 8->10.1. Nothing crashed and burned but it was annoying because
the package name format had changed between 8->9.
George> I think most of the udev problems have been sorted out...
Oh, good. I don't have Palm/PDA/whatever or other tricky toys to
George> Some vendors (IBM, Dell) provide documents online (usually as PDF),
George> as do some system board vendors.
Ah, yes. I *have* solved a couple of problems from online mobo & PCI
Drifting a bit off-topic: I recently found a running diesel engine of
suitable size and acceptable price to power the White Elephant 
sitting in my yard. No major documentation on-line that I could find.
Bought the shop manual from Deutz on CD, $110. It has everything that
I *don't* really need to know in typical Germanic precision & detail,
in four languages. Has none of the particular details that I *do*
need to know and, to top it off, it's a single 780-page PDF of scanned
page images so the "text" isn't text and isn't searchable.
RTFM is sometime more trouble than it's worth. Grumble.
 White Elephant: 300# Alldays & Onions air hammer. Details on my
web site. No Linux relevance.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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