Originally Posted by Altiris
I currently run CentOS 6.5 as my primary server operating system. I want to play around with Slackware and see if there are significant performance or usability gains when using Slackware over centos. However , before I mess with it I want to know if it at least has these packages as already packaged.
Some type of GUI app for the firewall (just to make adding ports faster for the future)
The following packages are included in Slackware (they are part of the base distribution):
As for the rest:
As is the case with many (most?) other distributions, in Slackware, MySQL has been replaced with MariaDB. It's a drop-in replacement, so there should be absolutely no compatibility issues.
Slackware uses sendmail by default, so you'll have to uninstall it and install Postfix instead (if you really need it; sendmail does the exact same job). A Slackbuild script exists
, which will create a Slackware package from the Postfix source code.
As for Postfix, a Slackbuild script for Dovecot exists
Roundcube is written in PHP and distributed as a simple tarball, and should install without issues as long as the PHP dependencies are met. PHP itself is included with Slackware. As it turns out, lots of Slackware users have installed Roundcube, and some have written detailed blog posts
describing the installation procedure.
Slackbuild scripts can be found here
(server/client) and here
Slackware packages from AlienBob (a prominent Slackware developer who frequents this forum) can be found here
As for iptables
, any firewall script or GUI capable of creating either a shell script or a file that can be imported with iptables-restore
can be used with Slackware. Slackware has no firewall script or service by default, but the Slackware init scripts look for /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall
at bootup and will execute this file if it exists and has the "execute" attribute set.
Should you run into any problems, just ask in the Slackware subforum.