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Old 12-31-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy Distros philosophy


Hi,

according to http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials...age-management Slackware build packages using the original source code, making only negliable changes to it.

I was trying to find other distros which act the same way. Does anybody know some?

Thanks in advance,
cheerios...
 
Old 12-31-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Arch.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 09:30 AM   #3
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LFS (Linux From Scratch)

I'm not sure if this fits the Distro category though.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 09:48 AM   #4
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Arch is close to that.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ions#Slackware
 
Old 12-31-2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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Gentoo, they only add bug fixes/security fixes and to make it "fit".
 
Old 12-31-2010, 10:07 AM   #7
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To name a few...

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:29 PM   #8
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Hello,
Quote:
Originally Posted by paliga View Post
...Slackware build packages using the original source code, making only negliable changes to it.

I was trying to find other distros which act the same way. Does anybody know some?
I'm curious, what do you wan't to do? are you searching for a new distribution for yourself?

Markus
 
Old 12-31-2010, 10:31 PM   #9
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You can compile everything yourself with Gentoo.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #10
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Big Thanks to you all for your answers...

Yeah... Im looking for a distro for myself... and thinking(some could call it paranoid, but the very same would othertimes call me naive, so Ill just keep on doing that) about "what is the safest concept for providing an operating system and applications"...

For now, Im convienced to the idea that where nothing is safe, something can be at least considered as "kind of safe" if it is traceable.

If some application is doing something ugly, I would like to be able to delimitate the possible malfunction/bug sources.

I believe, that by doing so, one can not only improve the (free)(open source) software development process by reporting bugs to people who wrote it,

but also make it harder for "bad willing people" to smuggle trickcode into commonly used software.

That why Im leaning towards distributions which go that way.

So its not only about _where_ it is compiled, but about _what_ is being compiled.

For those and other reasons Im looking for distros which follow the Keep It Simple, Stupid principle, since I do consider complexity as a weaknees and an issue of bad modelling.

Thanks again for your answers : )

Last edited by paliga; 01-02-2011 at 09:45 AM.
 
  


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