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cola 02-20-2010 06:44 AM

Post something that you do not like about slackware
 
Post something that you do not like about slackware or it should change from slackware.

brianL 02-20-2010 06:52 AM

It's too good. I can't stand anything that's perfect, makes me feel inferior. :)

Ilgar 02-20-2010 06:52 AM

gxine.

cola 02-20-2010 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilgar (Post 3870298)
gxine.

I had problems with gxine with sound while playing .flv files.

thatquietboy 02-20-2010 06:58 AM

nothing at all. maybe the clutch of hobbled media players should be removed from the default install, thereby forcing people to compile and/or install a real one.

samac 02-20-2010 07:04 AM

I'm with BrianL.

samac

H_TeXMeX_H 02-20-2010 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilgar (Post 3870298)
gxine.

yeah, but I don't use it, so that doesn't matter. I use mplayer.

pixellany 02-20-2010 07:20 AM

I don't like:
The basic philosophy of have no dependency-checking package manager by default.
The approach of starting with a full install and then removing what's not needed. (opposite extreme is Arch, which starts with nothing.)

raju.mopidevi 02-20-2010 07:24 AM

installation of softwares ....
I don't like installing from "tar" files.
download -> extract -> ./configure -> make -> make install

I like GUI based installation.

open package manager, select s/w, click to install.

brianL 02-20-2010 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raju.mopidevi (Post 3870339)
installation of softwares ....
I don't like installing from "tar" files.
download -> extract -> ./configure -> make -> make install

It's only rarely you would have to do that, anyway. If you can't get a ready made package, or a SlackBuild, then there's src2pkg to help with compilation.

sahko 02-20-2010 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3870329)
The approach of starting with a full install and then removing what's not needed.

That's not a Slackware approach.
Slackware is a complete operating system consisted of applications which are configured to work together and for the most part, out of the box.
The Slackware approach is do a full install and stay with it.

One thing i dont like about Slackware is that it doesnt have its own forum and it relies on LQ so we have to put up with moderator trolls. :)

mutav 02-20-2010 07:42 AM

Something i don't like about slackware ?
It's not as popular as it should be.

cola 02-20-2010 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3870319)
yeah, but I don't use it, so that doesn't matter. I use mplayer.

I also use mplayer.

rg3 02-20-2010 07:45 AM

I don't like that Sendmail is still the MTA that comes with it. I'd prefer that it shipped Postfix instead.

brianL 02-20-2010 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3870329)
I don't like:
The basic philosophy of have no dependency-checking package manager by default.

I am my Slackware's dependency-checking manager, a very reliable one. :)


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