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Old 02-20-2010, 06:44 AM   #1
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Post something that you do not like about slackware


Post something that you do not like about slackware or it should change from slackware.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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It's too good. I can't stand anything that's perfect, makes me feel inferior.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:52 AM   #3
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gxine.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:54 AM   #4
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gxine.
I had problems with gxine with sound while playing .flv files.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:58 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:04 AM   #6
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I'm with BrianL.

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Old 02-20-2010, 07:09 AM   #7
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gxine.
yeah, but I don't use it, so that doesn't matter. I use mplayer.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:20 AM   #8
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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.)
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:24 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:30 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:32 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #12
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Something i don't like about slackware ?
It's not as popular as it should be.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:44 AM   #13
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yeah, but I don't use it, so that doesn't matter. I use mplayer.
I also use mplayer.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:45 AM   #14
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I don't like that Sendmail is still the MTA that comes with it. I'd prefer that it shipped Postfix instead.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:45 AM   #15
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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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