Question: How do I upgrade the packages on my Slackware server?

You can do a cat /etc/slackware-version to figure out what version of slackware you are running.

For Slackware 8.1 and 10.0:

On the command line, as root, cd to /home1/ftp/pub/. If you do a ls there you will see directories named slack?? where ?? is our internal version indicator. (eg, slack81, slack10) Then if you cd into the corresponding slack??/kattare directory and do a ls you will see a listing of all of the available custom Kattare packages.

From there you can either upgrade all of the packages using the ./upgrade-packages script or you can upgrade individual packages by doing an upgradepkg --install-new <package-name>.tgz.

For Slackware 13.0 and 13.37:

On the command line, as root, run kattare-update. It will ask you what you want to upgrade.

Kattare routinely updates the packages available in that directory as new software is released and bugfixes come out. If you would like to be notified whenever a new package is available, send an email to and we'll add your address to our mail list. Note that this can be fairly frequent.


DedicatedServers/how-do-i-upgrade-the-packages-on-my-slackware-server (last edited 2015-07-28 09:58:19 by wilhelms)