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Old 12-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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Do you run Slackware Current


I just want to see if you run slack ware current or a release like 13.37
I do
 
Old 12-11-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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I run three Slackware 13.37 boxen and two Slackware-current work stations.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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@asipper, you're on a poll mission

I run -current on my desktop and 13.37 on my laptop and netbook.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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@asipper, you're on a poll mission
I like to hear peoples opinions
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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I run 13.37 on server and laptops, and -current in VMs for testing, bug-hunting only.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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I like to hear peoples opinions
Stating whether one runs 13.37 or -current is hardly an opinion, but I guess it's kind of interesting to see people's choices. To make it more interesting you could have enabled the option to see how particular members voted.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:11 PM   #7
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Nope, I run a very bleeding edged Slackware, more than current. So I guess my Slackware is extremely customized lol

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Nope, I run a very bleeding edge Slackware, more than current. So I guess my Slackware is extremely customized lol
Are you saying that your Slackware is from the future?
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #9
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True but my other one's were.
I wish slackware-current was a bit more current but slack is better than most distros (in my opinion)
 
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Nope, I run a very bleeding edged Slackware, more than current. So I guess my Slackware is extremely customized lol
Okay. So slackware-current with a newer kernel I'm guessing?!
 
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Are you saying that your Slackware is from the future?
I am not quite sure of the definition of "current", is it that one updates from the testing/current Slackware repositories, or does it also count that you update software's yourself directly from source? I use for example kernel 3.1.5 right now...
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:17 PM   #12
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From the testing repo
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:19 PM   #13
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I am not quite sure the of the definition of "current", is it that one updates from the testing/current Slackware repositories, or does it also count that you update software's yourself directly from source? I use for example kernel 3.1.5 right now...
Usually -current refers to updates pulled from the -current repositories. So I assume you've done that and you've added your own kernel.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #14
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Usually -current refers to updates pulled from the -current repositories. So I assume you've done that and you've added your own kernel.
That, + upgrading software's which is newer than current, for example I use now Chromium 17.0.963.1.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:32 PM   #15
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True but my other one's were.
I wish slackware-current was a bit more current...
Bear in mind that Slackware is such a good distro as a result of a fine balance between stability and cutting-edge. If you destroy this delicate ecosystem, a pony might die

On a serious note, do you have any particular packages in mind?
You can always upgrade them on your own. For example, on my systems any packages that are in any way related to i3 wm (not many of them and neither is included in the stock slackware) were manually upgraded by me using the latest sources. The versions that I initially installed from slackbuilds.org were slightly outdated.
 
  


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