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Old 05-31-2013, 11:29 PM   #451
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I am not saying you are not honest: you need to prove it before I can use multilib in a production environment.
syncBQ, you may want to do a little research on Slackware and the individuals behind the project, like Eric, before saying something with such hubris. Suggesting that he needs to prove anything shows that you have not done your homework. Eric is not a random Slackware user. Not by a long shot. He is one of the main developers and has been for a long, long time.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:42 AM   #452
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Oh, i remember!
Anyone try to use backuppc server?
i use it some times, and it looks very good free backup solution for various situations, including laptops with dynamic IP, supports samba, nfs, restoring files from client side via web -interface, incrementals, deduplications, and so on. some years ago, i try compile backuppc inder slackware ( 11.0 or similar version - maybe even 10.2), and cannot get success. for that reason i used debian for my backuppc server, because in debisan backuppc is in packages, and easy install. i think, if backuppc soft be available for slack, it be very good thing! it consumes small space, but gives big possibilities!
Old 06-02-2013, 05:06 AM   #453
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Systemd just to see what the fuss is about
Old 06-02-2013, 05:24 AM   #454
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Originally Posted by Totoro-kun View Post
Systemd just to see what the fuss is about
I once installed Ubuntu for the very same reason. It didn't last very long.
Old 06-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #455
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Originally Posted by GazL View Post
I once installed Ubuntu for the very same reason. It didn't last very long.
Yes, but in Slackware, everything works right, so it might turn out in a fine systeme S
Old 06-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #456
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Originally Posted by syncBQ View Post
Have you look at least at the date of those slackbuilds or better have you tried to run them?
Everything you need to know is contained is those scripts. Try reading them.

That's one of the great things about Slackware. You can recreate it from scratch if you really want to, because everything which was used to obtain the final product is provided to you. It is the only Linux distribution which installs the complete build environment by default, as well as providing the complete set of build scripts, source code and any patches which were applied.

Disclaimer: I've never rebuilt Slackware, and nor do I see a need to. Been using it for almost 14 years, and my house is still standing, so I figure that it must be OK...

Do you personally know Steve Ballmer or Tim Cook? If not, how do you know that you can "trust" Microsoft Windows or MacOSX? Answer: You don't. They don't provide their source code or build scripts. There could be anything in the "binary only" operating systems they provide.

Try to get this level of information from Microsoft or Apple: Eric spells out all of the problems you might encounter and how to overcome them, down to which lines to edit in which files... and why!

What else do you want?

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #457
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imlib2 could be pretty fun in the Slackware tree. ^.^


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