Updating slackware 12
If one of your updates is stuck during download or is refusing to install, it’s likely that the file is corrupted.In that case, it’s necessary to flush out the update files and start from the top.To do so, press Windows Key R to open Run and input C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download and click OK.Next, delete everything inside the folder, but don’t delete the folder itself.Here's what i did : For MATE, it was wiped clean during slackpkg clean-system procedure.I haven't built MATE 1.14 for x86 architecture, so i had to clone the repository and built it manually using the build scripts and in short time, i have MATE 1.14 ready and i can enter the MATE desktop again.
Login as “root” now - you will find yourself at a “#” console root-prompt. The “” user is not the account which you are going to use as a matter of routine.Slackware is about as pure a GNU/Linux system as you can get – at least, without all the arduous leg work of Linux From Scratch. Unbefuddled software With Pat's central role in Slackware firmly established, we come on to patches.There are many reasons why Slackware has a devoted base of hardcore fans, usually Linux old-timers but occasionally newcomers too. For most of its history, since the first release in 1993, Slackware has been largely the work of one developer: California-based 42-year-old Patrick Volkerding. Most distros take the original, upstream source code of a program and weld on patches – one, two, 10, often more – to fit it in with the rest of the software and distro.Since Slackware 14.2 is getting closer to release, i decided to try migrating my wife's desktop machine from Slackware 14.1 to Slackware 14.2 (current).It still uses MATE 1.12 since i don't build MATE 1.14 for Slackware 14.1 (mostly because some deps require higher version of library that what's included in 14.1), so it's a good opportunity to try the upgrade process from MATE 1.12 to MATE 1.14 as well.