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Old 01-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #16
Didier Spaier
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Originally Posted by ReaperX7 View Post
Politics about it aside, if you have a GNU/Linux system, you should know the administrative basics, period. Relying on someone to do everything for you, and relying too much on automation only promotes ineptness and lacking of critical knowledge.
This is exactly why I use Slackware. As onebuck said:
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Never a hold your hand distribution will Slackware be.
This notwithstanding, some of us who want to do many things in a limited amount of time must be productive. This is another reason why I use Slackware.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 07:38 PM   #17
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Didier and Eric are right. I started this thread because I wanted a proper Slackware package of xorg-server. Why wouldn' I? I don't mind doing a simple configure/make/install for something with a small footprint that isn't part of the Slackware tree or something I'll ever update, this is not and I had no intention of installing a major component of Slackware generically.
 
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:22 PM   #18
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That's how civil wars get started
 
Old 01-09-2014, 01:07 AM   #19
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I think it's not different at all from the traditional way, in fact you can see the SlackBuild also as a form of documenting the traditional steps you do in the shell for installing an application on Slackware.

then you get additional benefits like package contents tracking, etc.

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