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Old 01-26-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
Punk_Physicist
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Greetings


Greetings LQ!

About Linux (and me):
Jumped into the Linux world a year ago and love it. I've gotten lots of help over that time from various forums and have found LQ to be especially excellent and so have decided to join your wonderful community.

Got my feet wet in the Linux world with Ubuntu, and am currently attempting to go from n00b to Linux ninja by building a Linux from Scratch (LFS) system (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/). Now that I have an idea what I like in a Linux system, I want to fully control and 'own' my system and thus am trying to work out a way to make my LFS a useful and manageable system (i.e. package management). Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated (currently contemplating a package management scheme described here: http://goo.gl/lW3DC). If I can't work out an acceptable method, I will likely end up with a Gentoo system (or something similar).

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Did the LFS thing many, many, many moons ago, loved it.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Did the LFS thing many, many, many moons ago, loved it.
Building a system is such a rich experience for learning Linux, I'm loving it so far too.

Did you use it as a main OS, or were you using as an education tool? And if the former did you do anything special for system maintenance?

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:38 AM   #4
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I just did it for education. Some people continue to use as their main OS. I might have done that, but I learned of Slackware and sorta stuck with that for a Linux disto.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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I just did it for education. Some people continue to use as their main OS. I might have done that, but I learned of Slackware and sorta stuck with that for a Linux disto.
If manual system maintenance/package management of the system fails I have aspirations of moving on to another built-from-the ground up/basic/customized Linux (specifically have something like a Gentoo in mind). However I've noticed that there seem to be a lot of people, especially around LQ, who swear by Slackware (thus peaking my curiosity).

So I'm wondering what is it about Slackware that made it your distro?
 
  


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