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Originally posted by stabile007 Slackware sounds interesting. Does it have a system like emerge?
It doesnīt have a package manager that will compile from source, but there are many binary package managers. Although you have to know that slackware wasnīt built to check dependencies so apt-get/emerge propably do that better. Swaret and slapt-get are both good imo. Swaret has more features (and manages dependencies better too I think) but slapt-get is faster. If you have used apt-get before, slapt-get tries to clone it as closely as possible. Swaret is propably getting a --compile option in the next release btw, which can, well, compile packages Donīt expect anything as comprehensive as emerge though.
emerde is a port of emerge for slackware. It is just like gentoo's, infact, it uses the same exact files. However, some ppl seem to have problems with it realizing other installed software. i.e if you where to type emerde mozilla, it would bring up a whole list of dependencies like X11 gtk and stuff you already have installed, but i have never had such a problem