The latest ver of Linux

Chuck Mattern cmattern at
Tue Oct 25 19:15:10 EDT 1994

> Does anyone know when the next MAJOR version of Slackware is comming out.
> I'm upgrading my Linux box(s) and would like to get the latest stuff when i
> I trash everything.

Trashing everything might be the best bet...  I just attempted to update part
of my system from slackware 1.2.0 to 2.0 and got what I'd always asked for...
an education.  I finally got things back to normal but was offline for three
days deciding how to get back to normal.  I finally reinstalled the 1.2.0
base system and then restored my old /etc from tape.  With the hybrid my
network initialization failed, syslogd wrote to stdout, hostname came up
blank even when I hardwired it in rc.M and rc.inet1, and of course with no
hostname sendmail and inn were totally hosed.

Moral: never tinker with the machine you live on....

I'm still at a loss as to why I had the trouble but even the gurus at the
office were stumped, so I don't feel too stupid.

|Chuck Mattern              | "Not failure, but low aim, is crime."  |
|cmattern at    | -James Russell Lowell-                 |

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