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Old 04-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #346
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Don't know if anybody has already suggested this - but I'll add my vote for PostgreSQL. Great database system and much "free'er" than others ;-). I'm perfectly happy with the SBo build - but if it could be included by default it would be great. It would also save me from having to recompile PHP for it :-)
heh, but it will force me to rebuild it without
 
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #347
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heh, but it will force me to rebuild it without
I wouldn't have thought so. I believe PHP can be built with both MySQL and PostgreSQL support at the same time. At least that's what I remember.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #348
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yes, but it will mean that postgresql will become a dependency of php, and I don't want to install it on my webservers.

not that I have anything against postgresql: I used it in the past with postgis for grass.

just to make an example that what makes someone happy can also make someone else sad

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #349
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yes, but it will mean that postgresql will become a dependency of php, and I don't want to install it on my webservers.

not that I have anything against postgresql: I used it in the past with postgis for grass.

just to make an example that what makes someone happy can also make someone else sad
I'm not sure I understand. Won't just commenting out the appropriate module in php.ini allow PHP run happily even if PostgreSQL is absent (while PHP is compiled with PostgreSQL support)?
 
Old 04-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #350
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oops, haven't tried it but most probably yes.

sorry for the noise and please ignore the previous posts

EDIT (the following day): I shouldn't post in the evening when I'm really tired, sometimes I talk nonsense

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #351
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I'll also add a vote for including ntfs-3g in the install disc. It is amazing how many times I've used the Slack install disc as a quick rescue disc - and the lack of ntfs-3g / ntfs-rw capabilities is the main stumbling block I hit - having to switch instead to the install disc of that popular distro whose name starts with "U" - but I won't say which.

Then again - the Slack install disc is not really meant to be a rescue disc I guess - so I'll accept it if I'm told that's not really an appropriate request for the install disc.

Well, I tried :-)
Adding fuse to the installer seems like it might be overkill, but I can add ntfs.ko to the next update so that there's at least read-only NTFS support.
 
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Thanks Pat
 
Old 04-02-2013, 03:15 AM   #353
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Adding fuse to the installer seems like it might be overkill, but I can add ntfs.ko to the next update so that there's at least read-only NTFS support.
Yes and this is good enough for installing slackware from a source (packages) tree on an NTFS partition. People like me who install slackware to a (destination) NTFS partition of course can "installpkg" fuse and ntfs-3g to the initrd. That is by no means a complex task.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 06:06 AM   #354
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I'll also vote for Exim (or at least Postfix, if that's your thing). I don't want to ruffle anybody's feathers - but as a sysadmin who got into Linux only in the last decade or so - I just couldn't muster enough masochism to learn Sendmail. Then again - there might be other reasons for having Sendmail around - such as legacy setups - so I'll just quietly go back to my corner :-)
I had my first computer on mid 2005, before that I was a musician (violoncellist to be exact) my knowledge about computers was zero. It took me six months to get bored of Windows (I hacked on it all what I could), I had my first linux installed on 2006. I had a web server running Slackware on 2011 using sendmail as mail server, all configured manually.

I prefer sendmail to exim or postfix.

Masochist is that human tendency to complicate things simplifying.

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About PostgreSQL. The reason to choose MySQL is popularity. I don't know PostgreSQL but even knowing that is better I would be forced to use MySQL on my server just because is what most people use.

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:45 AM   #355
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People like me who install slackware to a (destination) NTFS partition
Why would you do something like that?
 
Old 04-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #356
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I'll also add a vote for including ntfs-3g in the install disc.
It has been a while, but I actually did this with the Slackware 13.1 install initrd.img so that I can PXE boot Windows machines with the installer and write to an NTFS formatted external USB drive. I have never bothered updating as subsequent versions were too large to boot on some hardware I had at the time.
I have since I upgraded the server box where I did this and so far have been unable to locate the exact details, but I believe that it was quite easy. It just required adding ntfs-3g to /bin, libntfs-3g.so to /lib and perhaps libntfs-3g.la to /usr/lib. Another nicety would be a symlink /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g -> /bin/ntfs-3g.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #357
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Dosbox would be a nice addition, not a very big program to take much space.


I know I am probably adding more fuel to the fire now, since I finally got my new Slack64 system up and running nicely, but now I would also like to throw my out there again and perhaps have multilib either in the install option or the very least in /extra.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #358
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I would like to see http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/system/dump/ added to the A series and the install disc.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #359
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People like me who install slackware to a (destination) NTFS partition
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Why would you do something like that?
I, too, am itching to know the reason for this.
 
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People like me who install slackware to a (destination) NTFS partition ...
Why would you do something like that?
Just for fun.
 
  


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