Slackware Upgrade

Dropline Gnome 2.12.0 was released yesterday. It’s been maybe about a month since Gnome 2.12.0 was released. I’d say the Dropline team did a pretty damn good job getting 2.12.0 out the door so quickly. I can’t believe how many packages they have to maintain.

Dropline Gnome 2.12.0 was built for Slackware 10.2. Slackware 10.2 hasn’t been out too long yet. Being that DLG 2.12.0 recommends slackware 10.2, I upgraded my system lastnight from Slackware 10.1 to 10.2.

Everything went pretty much as I had planned. I spent about 2 hours backing stuff up and making sure I had everything I could possibly need. The only thing I forgot to grab was the “./configure” strings I use to build PHP. Fortunately, I use basically the same method for the servers at work. I had been planning on upgrading to Slack 10.2 days after it was released. I had been putting it off far too long. I’m glad DLG 2.12.0 was released, or I still wouldn’t be running slackware 10.2.