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Old 02-05-2009, 07:33 AM   #31
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Hi,

For years I compiled applications from source in a manner similar to H_TeXMeX_H's. Didn't even care much about packages from LinuxPackages.net. I needed and wanted to learn! But since I discovered SlackBuilds, all that is past.

Aside a few packages I have to compile/install from source I have no complaints whatsoever about SlackBuilds. On the contrary, I'm all compliments! It's fast, easy and very well documented. On the rare ocasion the SlackBuild script showed me a dependency, I quickly found it SlackBuilds.org. Congratulations to the SlackBuild team!

I keep my /home on another partition so if I mess up my system, all I have to do after a full install just a matter of copying some files here and there, creating users and #installpkg *.tgz on the folder I keep the packages SlackBuild generated and I'm good as new. I haven't done this yet, but will have to soon and I don't expect any unsolvable problem.

On a personal note and please don't misjudge me on this, whenever I say "I use Slackware!" to a fellow linuxer, I can't help feeling a LOT proud of myself and have to control myself not to crack laughing from their terror-striken faces... They always say the same thing: "Slackware's too difficult!" to which I politely agree and trot off with a big smile!

Happy Slacking!
Gustavo

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:47 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by gustaveiras View Post
On a personal note and please don't misjudge me on this, whenever I say "I use Slackware!" to a fellow linuxer, I can't help feeling a LOT proud of myself and have to control myself not to crack laughing from their terror-striken faces... They always say the same thing: "Slackware's too difficult!" to which I politely agree and trot off with a big smile!
I'd do that as a joke, but I'd make sure they got the right message in the end. Otherwise, it's just not nice.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 09:08 AM   #33
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I'd do that as a joke, but I'd make sure they got the right message in the end. Otherwise, it's just not nice.
Very true! I don't do onto others what I don't like being done to me. So I strive to avoid endless arguments.
 
  


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