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Old 05-08-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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Kongoni LINUX


I saw this one on the Distrowatch.com, it claims that it can install software from binary with a new outfit called porting, I never have used slackware, be nice if one of you could explain the whole thing, for example does this mean one can down load binary and have it installed by the so called porting, this one claims just down load the binary and that is it, it well install and fetch the dependencies as well! Hard to believe!
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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Welcome to the official Slackware forum, kujirasan.
We can help you if you have a Slackware question. Are you interested in installing Slackware?
 
Old 05-08-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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You can read about it at the kongoni site. It's an adaptation of *BSD's ports system with a GUI.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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I saw this one on the Distrowatch.com, it claims that it can install software from binary with a new outfit called porting, I never have used slackware, be nice if one of you could explain the whole thing, for example does this mean one can down load binary and have it installed by the so called porting, this one claims just down load the binary and that is it, it well install and fetch the dependencies as well! Hard to believe!
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Slackware does not use ports. In BSD all the sources will get downloaded and compiled and you can have as much control as you wish. Most Linux distros have efficient automatic package management. Gentoo, Sabayon use some form of ports
 
Old 05-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Kongoni uses the Portpkg system.

From the website's description:
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Portpkg is a ports system for Slackware Linux. Its purpose is to build and manage a larger set of software for Slackware. This is done not by provding binary packages, but by collecting scripts that download, compile and install software on your machine. The implementation is very simple and automated while still gaining the maximum possible "Slackwareness".
 
Old 05-08-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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IMHO, SlackBuilds.org, which is somewhat like a ports system, provides the maximum possible "Slackwareness" for third-party applications.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #7
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looks like they're only using free, non restricted software, ala gnewsense....not my thing....
 
Old 05-09-2009, 01:14 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the in put, and much appreciated!
I did look at it slackware long ago, however; because I am not well versed in the C Language etc, I ended up with an distros! Slackwareis definitely the real linux!

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