Posted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 14:47 Post_subject:
Upgrading from 5.3.3 to 5.4
I am new to linux and running Puppy 5.3.3 (full installation) on a mini-pc (Via 1.2 Ghz - 512 Mo RAM - 80 Gb HD). I'd like to update to 5.4 without loosing my updates (ex. DEVx extension, python packages and other stuff).
There will be issues with upgrading from 5.3x (based on 13.37). Slackware, as have debian, have moved to the module tool known as "kmod". This is because module-init-tools has not been developed in 2 years. This will cause probelems with upgrading full installs. I recommend (if you try it) removing all module init tools programs (/sbin/depmod, /sbin/modinfo, /sbin/modprobe, /sbin/lsmod there is a full list in ~/.packages/builtin-files/module-init-tools, 13.37 based only) and then try to update. With frugals it might work with no manual intervention. It is highly reccommended to start with a clean install