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germanopratin 08-06-2011 04:47 PM

The SLS legacy
 
I wonder how much of original SLS philosophy has been (in a more or less modified form) kept with the Slackware of today.

Patrick Volkerding still partially uses the nomenclature for software series as SLS did: A for base, T for Tex/teTeX, X for X Window System.

In SLS as well as in SW there's the "install.end" file.

It would be interesting to get to know if there are other parts of the system or design philisophy that have been organically grown out of SLS.

sahko 08-06-2011 05:41 PM

Some SLS versions are here
If you dont get any other replies you might want to check yourself.

Hendronicus 08-07-2011 12:48 AM

BSD inits?

germanopratin 08-07-2011 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahko (Post 4435570)
Some SLS versions are here
If you dont get any other replies you might want to check yourself.

Thank you for the pointer. I checked some versions and discovered the naming of software series. But since I am not familiar enough with the early history of Slackware and SLS I cannot really judge.

bgeddy 08-07-2011 12:04 PM

If you want to install SLS under qemu there's instructions here. I did this some time ago but didn't give it much time - it was very easy though.

aneroid 08-08-2011 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by germanopratin (Post 4435550)
Patrick Volkerding still partially uses the nomenclature for software series as SLS did: A for base, T for Tex/teTeX, X for X Window System.

While going through the SLS link, the 'availability' section reminded me - Didn't slackware also have the "tiny, base, main, full" install options in earlier versions? Or am I mixing that up with another distro(s)?

Would have been nice to still have that, in the form of tagfiles (-tiny, -base, etc.)

germanopratin 08-08-2011 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bgeddy (Post 4436040)
If you want to install SLS under qemu there's instructions here. I did this some time ago but didn't give it much time - it was very easy though.

Wow! Thanks for the link. I never thought of that, but will give it a try, since I like trying old systems that way. I once ran some old AT&T UNIX versions from an emulator. Can't remember what it was, but that was a funny and very interesting experience.

GP


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