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View Poll Results: Should slackware get modernized for today's computers?
Yes 11 7.01%
No 146 92.99%
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:50 AM   #46
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Anyway, I was just reflecting my early experiences with slackware from version 8.x to 10.x. I am planning to revisit slackware again soon.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:01 AM   #47
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Should Slack get modernized???
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:18 AM   #48
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Just to help you, you can use slackfind.net to find packages.
 
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:37 AM   #49
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Cool

A thing needs to be modernized when it is unable to meet the contemporary requirements - certainly not the case with Slackware.
 
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:42 AM   #50
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sorry if I answer with a short movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s
HAhahahahahahaha, that made my day! Thanks ponce

Btw, do TS realize that he is the only one voted "yes" ?
 
Old 09-08-2011, 03:50 AM   #51
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Anyway, I was just reflecting my early experiences with slackware from version 8.x to 10.x. I am planning to revisit slackware again soon.
Version 10.0 came out in 2004 and even 10.2 is from 2005. Your experiences are probably about 6 years out of date and yet you suggest to people running recent versions of Slackware that there system is not modern? Come on!?

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I know I still have to download the packages myself but at least I don't have to go to many websites as before.
This just demonstrates how out of touch you are. Solutions already exist for the areas you consider to be a problem. For example, if you use sbopkg to access Slackbuilds (as many Slackers do these days), you won't not have to manually go to sites to download, it'll do all this for you. So you didn't know this, you just thought this based on old experiences and assumed it was still true. It isn't.

Similarly regarding one of your other perceived problems, dependency management, when sbopkg is used in combination with queue files you don't necessarily have to think about dependencies and build orders.

Next time before suggesting a distribution changes its ways I would advise experimenting with it first. And sorry but experiences from half a decade or more ago don't count. Try the latest version for a few weeks and find out more about how modern Slackers use their systems before passing judgement.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 04:04 AM   #52
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:25 AM   #53
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Hi,

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I know how to use slackware. Just haven't used it for a long, long time. The last time I used slackware was version 10.x
So your poll is based on past experience and lack of understanding for a unique Gnu/Linux. If you really understood things then the suggestion for modernizing would be moot and not even suggested.

As other LQ members have stated: Why not just move on to something that makes you happy. A new version such as Slackware 13.37 to hopefully enlighten would be my choice.

Hopefully you take our suggestions & mindfully make a decision based on fact(s).
 
Old 09-08-2011, 08:56 AM   #54
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I voted yes before I read the stuff about package management.

Should Slackware be modernized in this sense? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

That'll teach me to do things without reading first.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 08:57 AM   #55
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I voted yes before I read the stuff about package management.

Should Slackware be modernized in this sense? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

so in which sense should it be modernised?

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:06 AM   #56
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I was thinking the optimization, but apparently that's already been done. So nothing.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 09:20 AM   #57
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I voted NO because I don't want dependencies management: it introduces too much complexity if you do it right and you spend a lot of time struggling with the package manager. And dependencies change depending on how you compile a package (what options/features you enable).

But I would really like to have a dependency graph of the standard Slackware install: it would be really helpful, for example, to install Slackware in small embedded devices.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #58
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The question on this one should be changed to "Should slackware look, act and feel just like all the top major distributions?". Choice is a wonderful thing.

I'm shamelessly stealing this response (hope it hasn't already been used, I don't want to go back through everything on my temp P3 setup).
The short answer is no.
The long answer is noooooooooooooo!
 
Old 09-08-2011, 09:32 AM   #59
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I voted NO because I don't want dependencies management: it introduces too much complexity if you do it right and you spend a lot of time struggling with the package manager. And dependencies change depending on how you compile a package (what options/features you enable).
And because it becomes a severe struggle when a machine is without internet. That was my main reason for switching.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 09:48 AM   #60
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No. I prefer the Slackware way of dependency resolution, that is, the system administrator (that's you) resolves dependencies. Dependency resolving package managers are a fine thing *when* they work. I like Slackware just the way it is, thank you very much.
 
  


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