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Old 04-08-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Migrating to Slackware


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.

bind9
bacula
httpd
Mysqld
Vsftpd
openjdk-jre7
Postfix
dovecot
roundcube
Dhcpd
screen

Some type of GUI app for the firewall (just to make adding ports faster for the future)
 
Old 04-08-2014, 11:00 PM   #2
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Did you check the packages.txt file in a slackware repository, like this one? I may not be one, but Slackers will cut little slack when it comes to answering questions easily found in a less than 5-minute search.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Altiris View Post
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.

bind9
bacula
httpd
Mysqld
Vsftpd
openjdk-jre7
Postfix
dovecot
roundcube
Dhcpd
screen

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):
Code:
bind9
httpd (Apache)
Vsftpd
Dhcpd
screen
As for the rest:

Mysqld: 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.

Postfix: 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.

dovecot: As for Postfix, a Slackbuild script for Dovecot exists.

roundcube: 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.

bacula: Slackbuild scripts can be found here (server/client) and here (client only).

openjdk-jre7: 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.
 
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Thank you guys, I found both of your posts helpful. I went to that link already before and I could not find some packages so I asked here.

Another thing I just realized is that my printer (brother mfcJ610dw or something) has Linux drivers but only in .deb and .rpm is there a type of extractor on slack ware which would let me get the files and then eventually install the drivers?


Edit: nvm I found stuff about the printers

Last edited by Altiris; 04-09-2014 at 06:40 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM   #5
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Hi,

As other members have pointed out there are a multitude of links to helpful information. LQ's Slackware forum is one you should at least frequent or post when you do have Slackware related issues or questions. Don't forget the LQ Search engine to get some very useful Slackware related topics.

Do not forget about scrolling down within your thread to find related topic links.

Slackware Doc Project is a great source for Slackware user supplied information. Very resourceful!

When looking at a Slackware release be sure to read related *.txt files for detailed information.
Slackware-HOWTO has been revised some and is useful to new users. README.TXT , CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT, RELEASE_NOTES are other files to helpful information that you should read. Please note that these links are from slackware64-14.1/

In my sig you will more links to Slackware related information.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Altiris View Post
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.

bind9
bacula
httpd
Mysqld
Vsftpd
openjdk-jre7
Postfix
dovecot
roundcube
Dhcpd
screen

Some type of GUI app for the firewall (just to make adding ports faster for the future)
I suggest listening to an episode of Chess Griffin's old podcast, 'Linux Reality'. The episode is called 'Special episode 1 Slackware'. It's very good and was of much help to me when i first tried Slackware.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 11:32 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=Altiris;5149326 . . .
Another thing I just realized is that my printer (brother mfcJ610dw or something) has Linux drivers but only in .deb and .rpm is there a type of extractor on slack ware which would let me get the files and then eventually install the drivers?

Edit: nvm I found stuff about the printers[/QUOTE]

See rpm2txz
 
Old 04-10-2014, 09:38 PM   #8
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Another thing I just realized is that my printer (brother mfcJ610dw or something) has Linux drivers but only in .deb and .rpm
Slackware includes a little program called rpm2tgz which might help. I've used it a couple of times and it worked flawlessly.
 
  


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