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Old 05-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #16
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...is that the majority of my posts are asking for help, whilst the majority of yours are just a feeble excuse for bashing the distro because things don't go your way...
Too bad there isn't a rotflmao smilie.
One reason I run Slackware, the primary reason, actually, is it is "my way or the highway."
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #17
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Then do us all a favour, take the highway
 
Old 05-26-2012, 01:46 AM   #18
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Talking

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The trouble with you fanboys is you immediately go on the defensive. "Can't see the forest for the trees" and all that.
You may have an unobstructed view of the forest, cwizardone, but you're one of the biggest fanboys I've ever read.

There was something I heard once about a pot and a kettle, or ravens and crows ...
 
Old 05-26-2012, 06:24 AM   #19
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One reason I run Slackware, the primary reason, actually, is it is "my way or the highway."
All distros will always go the way of their developers. If this is the same as your way it is pure coincidence. If you really want a distro that is exactly how you want it maybe you should try LFS.
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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Then do us all a favour, take the highway
If this forum becomes a private club for the zealots, apologists and sycophants, it might as well be shutdown.
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #21
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You may have an unobstructed view of the forest, cwizardone, but you're one of the biggest fanboys I've ever read...
Not really.
If you want to be quite frank about it, to get anything business related (scanning, printing, faxing) done and done well, in a timely manner, I have Xp running in VirtualBox during the work day.
As many software package, even OpenSource, seem to be written first for the 800 pound gorilla (mickeysoft winblows) from time to time I wonder why I even bother running Linux. I also have Xp-SP3 running in another partition (in case something goes wrong with the Slackware installation) and noticed the other day (when the analog audio cable was unplugged) that the latests windows Nvidia drivers had automatically set up windows for HDMI sound. Too bad the Linux drivers don't make it that easy.
I also noticed after installing the latest "upgrades" and security fixes, Xp is now running a hard disk indexing system, a la,
"Evil Triplets" (akonadi, nepumok & strigi).
I went along with a friend yesterday when he bought a new monitor, network card, etc. for a new system he is sitting up. I asked what OS he was planning to run, and the reply was, without hesitation, "Windows. All the software is written for Windows." He has a point.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #22
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If this forum becomes a private club for the zealots, apologists and sycophants, it might as well be shutdown.
Indeed, I don't understand all the *hate*.

I don't necessarily agree with everyone, every time; nor necessarily with the way one may come across, from time to time, but that's what makes this board, and especially this slack forum *real*.

It's all about discovering and discussing problems and solutions. No one is being forced to do either or any, but there's really no need to diss anyone. If one has the time to post a disparaging comment, then perhaps that time might be used in a helpful fashion, or not at all.

cheers,


ps - I'm not perfect, neither.
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #23
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@cwizardone, vdemuth and foodown: y'all behave now, OK?


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It's all about discovering and discussing problems and solutions. No one is being forced to do either or any, but there's really no need to diss anyone. If one has the time to post a disparaging comment, then perhaps that time might be used in a helpful fashion, or not at all.
Exactly.
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #24
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Pidgin
Hopefully fixed .. latest ChangeLog.txt reports pidgin and some other stuff was rebuilt to deal with the new perl:

Code:
Sat May 26 00:11:06 UTC 2012
Still a few things in need of a rebuild for perl, such as perlkde,
perlqt, and linuxdoc-tools, but I'd rather not leave things in a
known-broken state so most everything else should be fixed now.
There's a couple of other updates, and a patch to glibc that I'm
hoping will fix the reported crashes with Google Chrome.
a/glibc-solibs-2.15-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
a/glibc-zoneinfo-2012b_2012c-noarch-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Upgraded to tzdata2012c.
d/git-1.7.10.3-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/ruby-1.9.3_p194-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Vincent Batts.
d/subversion-1.7.5-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/swig-2.0.6-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/glibc-2.15-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to fix a race condition when not running nscd.
  Hopefully this will fix some reported crash issues.
l/glibc-i18n-2.15-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/glibc-profile-2.15-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/libcaca-0.99.beta18-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/pilot-link-0.12.5-x86_64-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/redland-1.0.15-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Don't use db-4.2 (this was the last thing linked to it).
n/net-snmp-5.6.1-x86_64-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
n/obexftp-0.23-x86_64-7.txz:  Rebuilt.
tcl/tcl-8.5.11-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
tcl/tk-8.5.11-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/imagemagick-6.7.7_0-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/pidgin-2.10.4-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
xap/xlockmore-5.39-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/xscreensaver-5.15-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 11:53 PM   #25
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from time to time I wonder why I even bother running Linux.
I, also, wonder why you do so. [MODERATED]

Last edited by unSpawn; 05-29-2012 at 10:47 AM. Reason: //Next time express yourself a bit friendlier or don't.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #26
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I, also, wonder why you do so. [MODERATED]
Dude....unSpawn warned a few people in this thread; I would leave well enough alone.

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:17 AM   #27
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Actually, I'm having a bit of an issue with -current on my old Dell. I installed using a USB boot disk and ftp'd all the packages from the mirror closest to me... during the install I got several messages indicating packages that failed to download and install properly.

What the heck though, I let the install run and now I'm poking about to see what is broken. Not much so far, boots up quick, XFCE is snappy, Firefox 12 is very nice, all good things. One problem I am having is that whatever failed to download appears to be necessary for building Slackbuilds.

Trying to get Inkscape up and running I've had lxml, numpy, and gc all fail to build, with various errors thrown by the sbopkg compiler.

Is there a way I can check the installed packages against the full install list and fill in the missing bits?

-g
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:50 AM   #28
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Oh, and XMMS2 just failed to build as well. Maybe I should just try for a clean reinstall rather than monkey around in a broken one.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 05:29 AM   #29
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Just configure slackpkg and use
Code:
slackpkg install slackware
It will show you the missing packages and if you confirm it will download and install them.
 
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #30
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Thanks! Doing that right now!
 
  


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