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Old 02-05-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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slackware current rocks!


i crossed over to debian for a while, amazed with apt. It worked fine on my desktop but I couldn't get X to work on my laptop.

slackware is still the best in this respect. It works on almost every laptop i have slapped it on. X always works with slackware, even slackware current, which is SOO stable.

Anyways, I am sticking with slackware cos it works.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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did you know slack has an apt alternative?

called ...drumroll... slapt-get (-- how original!)

http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=3326
http://software.jaos.org/#slapt-get
--and this would therefore be useful:
http://www.linuxpackages.net/mirrors.php
 
Old 02-06-2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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But don't expect the same software respository or trouble free functionality.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 01:12 AM   #4
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but i think LP is pretty good, all in all... the main thing that irks me about slack is how godly pat is... i'd like to think people other than pat can put things together. LP aims to produce packages that follow slack standards set forth by pat.

i mean, the mere chatter that slack might die with pat, and that he had to reassure the user base that slack would continue should his illness get worse... that's not exactly 'stable'
 
Old 02-06-2005, 05:05 AM   #5
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i wanted to know is slapt-get really good ?

the thing is i tried slackware some time ago when slack10 came out and i REALLY liked it but the thing that i didnt like as i was a debian user before that is that it lacks a package managment

i tried swaret but i didnt like it that much
 
Old 02-06-2005, 08:50 AM   #6
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IMHO swaret is better; slapt-get returned some very odd package selections with its search functions.

I've updated a vanilla 9.1 install to current a few different times on different machines and all dependencies were resolved correctly.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 01:10 PM   #7
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i don't think swaret or slapt-get are good. Just do the upgrades manually. There's a reason why Pat decided to stop supporting swaret.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 02:06 PM   #8
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why? his grapple-hold on the distro was being loosened?

i'm not concerned with minor issues... security holes are a fact of life, no matter how up-to-date you are, there's a reason for the next version.

having to manually update one, or God forbid, multiple machines (or a whole company) is obsurd with the existing capabilities.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 02:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by secesh
having to manually update one, or God forbid, multiple machines (or a whole company) is obsurd with the existing capabilities.
set up an nfs server.. download all the new packages to it.. write a script that mounts, upgrades from and unmounts the nfs server.. run it on all the machines... not much more difficult than swaret .. and you've just upgraded a whole company..

as for one machine.. it's still a good tool but it doesn't mean you can stop paying attention..
 
Old 02-06-2005, 03:15 PM   #10
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Originally posted by secesh
why? his grapple-hold on the distro was being loosened?
First, Slackware is Pat's and no one else's. Second, how would some third party app change that. Your just trying to spread FUD and I wonder what your motives are. Through this whole thread you seem only interested in denigrating Pat. I wonder why you use Slackware at all, if you dislike him so much.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 05:06 PM   #11
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I completely agree with Ringwraith. Have you ever tried to put together a distro - even do LFS? Have you tried to make it run for innumerable people with innumerable hardware? Did you start back in '93 when Linux was more of a pain than now? Did you keep it going for more than a decade when hundreds of distros fell by the wayside? Was it as good as Slack?

Do you not have hundreds of other distros to choose from if you don't like Pat or don't like Slack?

Alright then.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 05:08 PM   #12
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Don't feed the trolls
 
Old 02-06-2005, 06:36 PM   #13
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swaret? slapt-get? meh, I prefer wget. And if worse came to worst, there is always FreeBSD. Evidently chicks in red latex and devil horns makes it a better OS. LOL kidding of course.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #14
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omg.. not the swaret slap-get crybabies again..
 
Old 02-06-2005, 06:59 PM   #15
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but i think LP is pretty good, all in all... the main thing that irks me about slack is how godly pat is... i'd like to think people other than pat can put things together.
Well, sure and there are a zillion other Linux distros put together by people other than him and several even based on Slackware with other things added and/or subtracted.

I guess my point is that Slackware is what it is becuase of Pat so why shouldn't it be that way? Its what keeps Slackware from getting bloated like many other distros tend to. And its not like there is a lack of choice out there.
 
  


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