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glock19 06-20-2002 06:45 PM

Source or packages
What do you use when you build a slackware system? Do you just use the provided slackware packages, or do you install a minimal system and build everything from source?

finegan 06-20-2002 08:15 PM

Depends on the proggy. Qmail I hassled with once from source, and then found that the .tgz from works really well. Similarly upgrading for Slack 8.0 XFree to 4.2 from the packages in slackware-current was a lot easier than even using the compiled binaries version at

Little stuff, cdrecord, xmms, grip, all from source.



Aussie 06-21-2002 06:20 AM

When I do the initial install I use the packages and then I upgrade with source as needed.

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