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Author Topic: Wanting to upgrade VL6.0 STD to VL7-RC3.4  (Read 992 times)

sdboyd

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Wanting to upgrade VL6.0 STD to VL7-RC3.4
« on: November 24, 2011, 11:36:18 am »

I have VL6.0-STD running great on my Acer laptop for well over a year now, and it's set up just the way I like it. I've upgraded and installed quite a few programs/apps since the install. I've installed VL 7.0 on a smaller partition, and I really like it, so now I'm wanting to upgrade my VL 6.0 partition to 7.0. Looking through this section of the forum, I see that I'm not able to do a clean upgrade from VL6.0 to VL7.0. I use gslapt to upgrade/install MOST apps. What file keeps track of all apps that are installed? Is there any easy way to compare that file to the one in VL7.0 to see what I need to install? (Well, I know it won't be easy, since there are 100's of files installed...). I don't really want to spend hours and hours upgrading and installing programs and setting up things if I install VL 7.0. But I don't want to stay with 6.0 for another couple of years either...

Any help or advise will be appreciated.
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caitlyn

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Re: Wanting to upgrade VL6.0 STD to VL7-RC3.4
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 12:30:50 pm »

Vector Linux has never had a facility for in place upgrades.  Most distros that do have a fair number of problems with such upgrades at one time or another.  My advice:  backup, wipe, install.  Sorry, I know that isn't the answer you wanted.
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Re: Wanting to upgrade VL6.0 STD to VL7-RC3.4
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 05:46:03 pm »

caitlyn - Yeah, I was afraid that's what I'd have to do... At least I'm already one step ahead - I do regular backups!
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caitlyn

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Re: Wanting to upgrade VL6.0 STD to VL7-RC3.4
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 10:08:56 am »

Look at it this way:  now at least the final release is out.  You don't need to do the Release Candidate.  :D
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eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1