LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2007, 02:28 PM   #16
pr1268
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Wink Slightly OT - Slackware is easy to use


Quote:
Originally Posted by AceofSpades19 View Post
I don't see what exactly is so hard about slack. The installation is straight forward,its not particularly hard. I think that people are just scared of slack for no reason, the only thing hard about it is that there is no dependency checking, but there is not alot of dependency problems
I couldn't agree more.

But, now here's my weird dilemma... Having used Slackware religiously for over 2 1/2 years (on both laptop and home PC), I now find all other Linux distros DIFFICULT to use. Red Hat/Fedora and Ubuntu force a GUI on you in order to configure everything, and their configuration file/directory layout doesn't always match Slackware's. Don't get me wrong, I love using KDE in Slackware, but configuring PCs/laptops/servers in a terminal is so straightforward and consistent with Slackware.

I'm sitting here at work on a Saturday afternoon trying to figure out why this RHEL4 server won't allow me to install new packages (I do realize that's a question for the RH thread), but if this were a Slackware box, I'd had this fixed yesterday.

Any suggestions? Or, is this really a problem? ;-)
 
Old 11-03-2007, 02:51 PM   #17
dan_slack
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Bucharest - Romania
Distribution: Slackware 12
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
There is no substitute to the real and only Slackware!
Why accept some downdrops instead of using the original?
I have tried Slax, Vector and other slack based distros, but none is like the clean, simple and good old slackware.
The best slackware based distro is www.slackware.com

Dan
 
Old 11-03-2007, 03:22 PM   #18
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266Reputation: 1266
Quote:
Originally Posted by pr1268 View Post
I'm sitting here at work on a Saturday afternoon trying to figure out why this RHEL4 server won't allow me to install new packages (I do realize that's a question for the RH thread), but if this were a Slackware box, I'd had this fixed yesterday.

Any suggestions? Or, is this really a problem? ;-)
Haha, I've had the same problem while running FC. It's really a very interesting story ... I must say it ...

So, yeah, my first distro was FC4, and after a while of using it, it really pissed me off that it wouldn't let me install things without installing the dependencies first, even tho I sometimes had these installed. And at other times, the package was messed up and it could never be installed because of circular dependencies, where one package "a" needed another package "b", but also vice versa, and thus neither could be installed ... how stupid.

So, not finding a reasonable solution (I'm wondering now if there was a way to force the package manager to install it '--force' ?, who knows) I wrote myself a script that would extract and install rpms without checking dependencies. Then I modified it to act somewhat like a package manager ... and then I switched to Slackware and realized that I had wasted my time, oh well.

Was your problem related to dependencies ? If not, well, at least I share interesting story. (my package manager was actually getting close to pkg tools, in theory at least ... although much crappier in implementation )
 
Old 11-04-2007, 02:51 PM   #19
Grobsch
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Brazil
Distribution: ImagineOS
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 17
Try GoblinX Mini 2.5...
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:14 PM   #20
digger95
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Indiana, PA
Distribution: Slackware 14
Posts: 330

Rep: Reputation: 45
Go for Slackware!

I'm a complete Linux noob and after trying out a bunch of distros I chose Slackware to use as my one-and-only. I didn't even go for the dual-boot. I reformatted and loaded Slackware only. It's been frustrating, infuriating, and frazzled my nerves to the point that I have at times wanted to commit heinous acts on my fellow man, but looking back I wouldn't change a thing. It forced me to learn what I needed to learn, and in the end that has been an extremely positive thing.

Dig
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please recommend an SATA controller card that works with Slack 10.2 sauce Slackware 6 10-08-2005 06:39 AM
Qt X11 Free 3.3.4 not compatible with Qt 3.3.2 that comes with Slack 10.0? ta0kira Linux - Software 12 05-09-2005 06:46 AM
Recommend printer Slack 10 ionmich Slackware 3 11-17-2004 04:46 PM
Slack compatible insyte Amigo 3 09-15-2004 04:07 PM
compatible video cards for Slack 8.1 tarballed Slackware 15 10-11-2002 10:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration