Originally Posted by dugan
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.