Am I doing the wrong thing?
I notice lots of references to swaret and slackpkg and slapt-get. Am I in the minority for not using these install/upgrade programs? Should I use them?
My routine is to either use slackware (*.tgz) packages with installpkg and removepkg; or to compile the software myself, but use the checkinstall utility to install them as packages (so they can be easily removed any time with removepkg). I also make sure I read the INSTALL file to see if there are any special instructions for compiling and installing. Using this method I've never stumbled into "dependency hell" or other installation problems, and I have sampled a good chunk of the freshmeat.net software repository.
Have I just been lucky? Am I not using a good method to install software?