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Old 10-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Besides slackware, what other distros require manual dependency resolution?


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I am curious to know what other distros besides slackware requires you to do manual dependency resolution. Thanks for reading.
 
Old 10-08-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
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* Sigh.

Slackware does not require you to do manual dependency resolution. All of the common repositories of Slackware packages and/or build scripts (such as SlackBuilds.org) list dependencies. There are programs that parse those lists and take care of the manual/mental work for you. As for the distro itself, avoiding the need for dependency resolution was a written design objective.

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Old 10-08-2015, 05:27 PM   #3
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* Sigh.

Slackware does not require you to do manual dependency resolution. All of the common repositories of Slackware packages and/or build scripts (such as SlackBuilds.org) list dependencies. There are programs that parse those lists and take care of the manual/mental work for you. As for the distro itself, avoiding the need for dependency resolution was a written design objective.
But, isn't that manual dependency resolution? I mean, we have to go to slackbuilds.org and download the required packages and run the script on each one to satisfy the requirements. Or is slackware doing package dependencies different than when I last used slackware which was version 10.x?

Anyway, I love slackware and I have no complains about it. I just wanted to know what other distros are like slackware when installing programs and not the usual automatic dependency resolution like with the majority of the distros out there.
 
Old 10-08-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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But, isn't that manual dependency resolution? I mean, we have to go to slackbuilds.org and download the required packages and run the script on each one to satisfy the requirements. Or is slackware doing package dependencies different than when I last used slackware which was version 10.x?
We all use programs like sqg to take care of that for us now.
 
Old 10-08-2015, 05:36 PM   #5
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That's good to know. I'm planning to go back to slackware soon and it's been a long time since I used it. I never heard of sqg but I will research it and learn it's usage.

Thanks dugan

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There are now Slackware package management tools that I haven't personally tried yet. For example, sbotools and slpkg.
 
  


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