Since my wife's usage on this machine is limited to simple activities, i didn't install many third party packages besides LibreOffice and some other packages (less than 10 i counted). This gives me an easy start because i can simply wipe all of them during the upgrade process and reinstall it later if deemed necessary.
Here's what i did :
- rsync a backup copy of slackware-current repository from my desktop
- change the mirror in slackpkg to local file instead of remote repository
- slackpkg install-new (install new packages introduced in 14.2)
- slackpkg upgrade-all (upgrade all packages)
- slackpkg clean-system (remove deprecated Slackware + third party packages)
In short, the upgrade procedure from Slackware 14.1 to 14.2 and MATE 1.12 to 1.14 is straightforward and smooth. When MATE 1.14 packages is ready for Slackware 14.2, if you use slackpkg+ and configured msb repository in the configuration, the above procedure will also upgrade MATE 1.12 to MATE 1.14 so no need to built it manually.