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Old 06-20-2002, 06:45 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 06-20-2002, 08:15 PM   #2
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Depends on the proggy. Qmail I hassled with once from source, and then found that the .tgz from www.linuxpackages.net 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 Xfree86.org.

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

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Old 06-21-2002, 06:20 AM   #3
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When I do the initial install I use the packages and then I upgrade with source as needed.
 
  


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