Originally posted by camorri
Slackware for intstance does not use a package manager.
It is not 100% true. Slackware has its own package manager using specific
slackware packages. The Slackware distro I saw has both source and binary
versions of each package. It is commonly not provided by RPM based distros, of
course they have so called SRPMs but in a far less number than RPMs.
The structure of Slackware packages is very simple. All files, which package
should contain, are tar.gz'ipped as they are. Also it contains a descriptive
file and some scripts if they are needed. So Slackware packages provides all
RPMs features except dependencies! Yes Slackers have to look for dependencies
on their own! It is incomfortobale
But Slackware is a great distro anyway
because of other its features.