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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'
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..
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.
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?
Originally posted by secesh 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.