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missing libs after upgrade

PostPosted: September 17th, 2016, 5:28 pm
by nodir
After installing and upgrading Slackware i can't start xfce as libcule.so is missing.
When using slackpkg to search for it, awk complains that libsigsegv.so is missing.
I also get error messages about the gpg key.
slackpkg update gpg doesn't change that.

To upgrade i followed the steps mentioned here:
http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:slackpkg

Re: missing libs after upgrade

PostPosted: September 23rd, 2016, 12:44 pm
by cynwulf
Unfortunately, that's only a rough guide to package management.

The steps to upgrade are detailed here:
http://mirror.bytemark.co.uk/slackware/ ... PGRADE.TXT

Re: missing libs after upgrade

PostPosted: September 23rd, 2016, 1:59 pm
by nodir
Thanks.
The problem was that i upgraded from 14.1 to 14.2
Was a bit astonished that such might give problems.

Re: missing libs after upgrade

PostPosted: September 26th, 2016, 2:12 pm
by cynwulf
Upgrades are "manual" in nature and 14.1 to 14.2 is actually quite a big transition as it's been years since he has released anything.

If you don't follow upgrade.txt, things generally will go wrong... been there and done that...

I suppose Debian was/is the same. If you didn't follow the release notes, for certain dist-upgrades things could go horribly wrong. Nowadays it might be different as no doubt it's "easier" and automatic...