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Old 05-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #16
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But don't use http://www.linuxpackages.com/ They have bad packges that can f-up your system.
You mean linuxpackages.net? And that place is good, really good......what packages are you referring to? And I do not know how a package could f-up my system as you put it.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 03:18 PM   #17
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Are you kidding? LinuxPackages.net is an outstanding resource for Slackers. If you installed an app from there that didn't work, it's because you did something wrong, or you didn't read the README that told you about the dependent packages that you needed to install first.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 03:34 PM   #18
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Some are better than others, but about 70-80 % of ones from linuxpackages work without problem.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 03:38 PM   #19
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If you doubt the quality of packages, you can always use my pkgcheck and instcheck tools to analyse the quality of the package and the impact on your system before installation.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 05:17 PM   #20
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A little off-topic by now, but what do you guys think of the packages at Slacky-it?
I have the feeling that they are -generally- not as good as the ones on LinuxPackages.net.
Or is it just me?
 
Old 05-19-2007, 12:16 AM   #21
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I don't know what to really say guys....
Just alot of people on #Slackware at irc.freeenode.net claimed that I shouldn't
use linuxpackges.com.I know that linuxpackages.com had malicious code so thats why I stayed away from it.Here is a link that you can read about it.

http://slackadelic.com/2007/04/11/li...lly-malicious/

If you want to comment on it.. I want to hear
what guys say about this.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 01:05 AM   #22
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Hmmmm ... very interesting. I don't quite get it tho. So they released a deliberately messed up iso to fool others that might want to steal it ?

If indeed they put some code in anywhere to wipe anyone's HDD ... this is very very very (x 100) bad Is it true ? If so, they must pay.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 01:17 AM   #23
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And Slack has one other thing that most other distros lack...

A T T I T U D E ! ! !
I think Debian has it's share of that, as well. Just decided to read the thread. Looks like the OP deided to disappear, but if he believes half the stuff he wrote in the initial post ....???

I have no desire to use Slackware myself, but I recognize it as the only possible alternative to Debian. Only thing that bothers me is the general apathy of Slackers toward FOSS.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 01:20 AM   #24
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Whatever man, I'm for FLOSS ... 110 % ! Down with the evil empire !
 
Old 05-19-2007, 03:30 AM   #25
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1) no, it's bullshit

2) yeah sure

3) slackware is a compile-it-yourself distro, so you might reconsider migrating. everything is the best if you do it yourself (except the mature base of course). what you can't find on the slackware disks shouldn't be installed from unknown packages circulating around the net, compile it by hand.

4) once you set it up and get used to it, yes, it is. like everything else

5) who knows, sometimes shit happens

6) well there are a few packages in 11.0 that are actually old, xorg 6.9, kernel 2.4 by default, etc. now i use current and i'm happy with it

7) nothing special. i tried zenwalk, but it feels too lousy. slackware is the way

8) grub is in the extra folder, you can install it anytime, i also use it no probz
 
Old 05-19-2007, 04:33 AM   #26
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7) nothing special. i tried zenwalk, but it feels too lousy. slackware is the way
If you want a ready-to-use system after installing, Zenwalk is a nice distro to try. Its based on Slackare so it keeps the stability and speed, with more bleeding-edge packages... and it's a 1 CD linux distribution. It uses XFCE (you can later install Gnome, KDE or whatever).

If you're not going for a simple desktop linux, you'd better try Slackware.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 04:39 AM   #27
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If you want a ready-to-use system after installing, Zenwalk is a nice distro to try. Its based on Slackare so it keeps the stability and speed, with more bleeding-edge packages... and it's a 1 CD linux distribution. It uses XFCE (you can later install Gnome, KDE or whatever).

If you're not going for a simple desktop linux, you'd better try Slackware.
it's not as good as they claim. sometimes they just decide to use different versions of essential software such as python, and then they break compatibility with slackware tgz's. also, package mirrors are not always well synced, some apps are missing on some mirrors, gnome support is also lousy (they have just an embedded version which i was unable to install - guess why? the packages were unreachable at that time), and so on.

so i don't like zenwalk. a newbie might be impressed but if you have a closer look at it you see it does not really shine

hell, whatever, you use whatever you want i didnt want to offend zenwalkers, its just my 2 cents

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Old 05-19-2007, 05:11 AM   #28
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also, package mirrors are not always well synced, some apps are missing on some mirrors, gnome support is also lousy (they have just an embedded version which i was unable to install - guess why? the packages were unreachable at that time), and so on.
This is true. Happened to me once... than again, I like to compile most of the software

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so i don't like zenwalk. a newbie might be impressed but if you have a closer look at it you see it does not really shine
I use it only for the base. It's a nice way of having a functional and fast core to build your system upon (Zenwalk Core).

And yes, its quite impressing for a linux newbie or a Ubuntu new comer; a way to make Slackware acessible to the noob
 
Old 05-19-2007, 05:20 AM   #29
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well, everyone has to start somewhere. 2 years ago i started with uhu, then returned to win, then a little fedora 4, then win again, and since last summer i'm a slacker and i'm proud of this

if you are using slack, lucky you then

if not yet, hope to see you among us asap
 
Old 05-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #30
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Patrick V. has worked tirelessly to make Slackware into the hardened distro that it is today. There are no "back doors" for hackers.
Slackware is my favourite distro; it is elegant and stable as hell. I suggest that you read the Slackbook.
I also use Debian and FreeBSD.
 
  


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