slackpkg not updating

I installed a new Slackware 14.1 from DVD, then ran

$ slackpkg update
$ slackpkg upgrade-all

The upgrade took over 12 hours. When it finished I rebooted. However, it does not look like any of the updates were installed. For example I saw that openssl 1.0.1m was downloaded, but what is still running is 1.0.1e.

How can I get the updates to install? There are some fixes I need.
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
man slackpkg says
Remember to use the "install-new" action before you  use  "upgrade-all".
Did you do that?
MarkAuthor Commented:
Duncan Roe:
emember to use the "install-new" action before you  use  "upgrade-all". Did you do that?
No, I didn't because, as I understand it, upgrade-all will get any new packages added since the installation. Since I'm really only needed a minimal install, I didn't really want even more new packaged.

In any case I think I've figured out what went wrong. I cleaned out everything I could find with slackpkg logs, downloads, etc. Started `slackpkg update`, which did download a bunch of stuff. Then `slackpkg ugrade-all`, but at the end of that, I still had my old programs; e.g. openssl 1.0.1e, not 1.0.1m.

So, I tried hand-upgrading. That worked for openssl and for samba (4.1.0 -> 4.1.17), but after upgrading httpd from 2.4.6 to 2.4.12 I got "httpd: symbol lookup error: httpd: undefined symbol: apr_table_getm". So did `slackpkg install apr` which did upgrade that package, but httpd then gave an undenfied symbol error with mod_proxy. I couldn't find a way to upgrade httpd modules (the install of the new httpd didn't do it), so I restored everything from before I started messing, upgraded openssl and samba and left it at that.

Later, I installed Slackware 64 4.1 on a completely different computer from the same DVD. I did the `slackpkg update` and `slackpkg upgrade-all` (it ran for about 20 hours!) and everything upgraded just fine.

What I think happened was that after installing the 1st system and before doing the upgrades, I restored production directories from the original backup (this was an update of an existing system). Those directories included /var/log and /root which hold slackpkg info. I apparently clobbered enough config stuff that slackpkg was hopelessly lost. A lesson for next time!

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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
MarkAuthor Commented:
I concluded what the problem was. Points to Duncan for helping out
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