Announcing Salix, a new Slackware based distribution
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gpan, I'm glad i look @ this post. 1st thought was another slackbased distro and y wld i use slackware based distro intead of slackware?
The tailored install and full compatibility, + automation of software with dependencies the selling point to me.
I have no background in computers or programing, slackware is my first linux distro that i have been using for 8yrs+ and forum members look @ my profile and just think why don't i know this or that, they don't realize everything i do is a major independent learning project that is very time consuming.
currently I have a partially started install of Xfburn on my slackware12.1 bc i got stuck not knowing howto install the 2 dependent libraries. People said well use the auto .sbo installing method its the easiest but don't understand that then i have to learn to use that application so why learn it instead of learning to install those 2 libraries that i already started to install and then I will know howto do in the future.
This year i just started learing network setup bc people keep giving me there old computers and Salix presents an opportunity to tailor my network install so i can actually get to building some web pages which is where i am going with all this. lol I can still kp slackware and keep learning but begin doing what i want to learn to do without feeling embarrassed that i don't know what other slackware users consider basic.
But i love slackware and learning on it b/c i hav confidence it is stable, secure and used require alot less install space, i have never had to reinstall other than b/c of user error. So thank you for the Salix option.
We have released a 13.0.1 iso. It includes bugfixes and all package updates until now so users don't have too many updates to download after installation. A slackware repository that has dependency support is also included by default now. Everyone that installed the 13.0 iso can of course update his system with slapt-get instead.
Wondering can I make a LiveCD from my installed SalixOS system?
A live CD is being prepared. You can find a beta version here: http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtop...&t=251&start=0
It has a couple of known bugs, described in that thread which are either already fixed or being worked on and there is no installer yet (but one is also being prepared).
Originally Posted by linus72
OK, so now how do I add packages?
Via Gslapt or slackpkg?
Or is it just like slack and can add various pkg's
from various sources?
Can I install sbopkg or src2pkg??
The easiest way would be slapt-get/gslapt which are already installed and configured. Other than that you can of course use any other way that works with Slackware, including sbopkg etc.
No, I don't think slackpkg upgraded you to current, not unless you set it to. It just upgraded all packages to the latest packages available in 13.0. Along with all package upgrades, you probably replaced the salix sysvinit-scripts package with the slackware sysvinit-scipts package. The two packages are identical, except that the salix one has init 4 set as default and it also has support for a splash screen if splashy is installed. So, by replacing the salix package with the slackware package, you set init 3 as default.
actually, I never had a splash screen to start with?
Probably because you selected a "standard" console at the end of installation instead of a framebuffer mode. You can change this by editing your /etc/lilo.conf and setting a vga mode. An don't forget to run lilo.
SalixOS is far and away the best representation of Slackware I have used
that would include Absolute, SMS, GoblinX, Slax, Wolvix and Moolux
I like SalixOS, MooLux, and Slax in that order.
I actually intentionally installed slackpkg, sbopkg, and src2pkg
just to see if anything would break
Nothing broke, just the sysvinit runlevel change
which I easily fixed
The only concern I have with the package system (slackpkg/sbopkg/gslapt,etc)
is that I noticed some things are redundant
I can get some of the same things either thru slackpkg/sbopkg and gslapt
but hopefully I wont screw anything up