Originally Posted by hitest
I've installed the kernel headers, modules for 22.214.171.124 and 2.6.18 many times on several systems with no problems, my systems work just fine.
As far as I'm aware, up until (and including) Slackware-11.0, Pat was compiling glibc against the 2.4 headers. Installing the 2.6 headers in their place could break your 'compiling environment,' which is why the HEADERS.WARNING file exists, as pointed out by rworkman.
Straight from the horse's mouth: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Kernel/usr...x-symlink.html
"You should use the headers that glibc came with."
And there is your answer. Now, let's get this thread back on topic.
Originally Posted by aquaboot
Ok, its time for me to try Slackware. I'm a Debian/Ubuntu guy and just want to make sure I understand the iso download process. Do I have to download several cds or is there an option to do a net install (like what I'm used to) where I get the basics and repository the rest. I appreciate your time and help.
Hi Aquaboot. With Slackware, you can't just get the basics and "repository" the rest. It isn't as automated as Debian.
I might be wrong with my observations, but it seems to me that (beyond the "newbie" stage) there are only really two classes of Linux users - Debianites and Slackers. They each have their own set ways, and "never the twain shall meet" as they say. If you're used to one, transitioning to the other is a bigger move than you'd believe.
Slackware is designed from the ground up to be simple. And, as a Slacker, I like it that way.
By all means, try it, but don't be surprised if it is very different to what you are accustomed.