Originally Posted by pixellany
.... what you don't like about Arch
They don't have *any* package authentication verification ( at this time) ; and so therefore, and therof , I don't consider it a _serious_ distro until they finalize their verification ( which I know is planned , but for all intents and purposes, does not exist).
Other than that, it still has predefined dependencies, I prefer my own, but that's really a small point.
The only other thing I don't like about arch is that I think they could do more "sane" default configs for some things, such as locale, hostname, etc. There's a lot of config editing the first time around using arch, which obviously only needs to be done once. But, first time out of the gate, there's a lot of config file editing, whereas Slackware for example has some pretty sane default configs (at least for most USA people).
Lastly, I don't understand why the arch dev's use "AlL dIfFeReNt CaSeS FoR tHe PaCmAn BiNaRy" ... using the cli is a typing pita.
Other than that arch is promising, but no gpg/hashes for packages is a major flaw to me.
/me takes off the tin-foil hat.
--- back on topic...
What I don't like about Slack?
- needs better imap email server (such as courrier)
- postfix in /extra would be nice.
- firefox (since it's static IMO should be in /opt)
- /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery is still missing on default install after 4 bug reports of it over time I've used Slackware.
- Slackware doesn't include much glib2/gtk2 apps; I see no reason why we typically are far back in revisions vs latest. (well I haven't built kde4 yet - so that may be different now that I think of it, but in the past, this was a big issue for me.)
- I wouldn't mind a bug-wiki of some kind, I feel bad when sending in a bug (which is rare) , cuz I have no idea if he already knows of the bug, and that I may be wasting his time with duplicity in reporting.
- I wouldn't mind seeing some kind of ncurses front end to make a rc.firewall script on install (but that's nit picking I guess)
But at the end of the day, I use Slackware cuz it annoys me *LESS* than any other distro