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Old 07-26-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
Luiz Ramos
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Use of Zenwalk GNOME packages as a Slackware GNOME distribution


My question is the title. Recently I've read an interview at Distrowatch, where a topic was the compatibility of Slackware and Zenwalk packages. My understanding was that now they should both be used in both systems.

As Slackware doesn't feature a complete GNOME distribution, my curiosity was about the ability of Zenwalk's GNOME packages play a role there. If so, the second question is how intrusive those packages are considering Slackware 13.1.


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Old 07-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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If I had to choose a version of Gnome for Slackware I would go with gnomeslackbuild. The GSB people have created a very stable version of Gnome for Slackware that does not replace many standard Slackware files. I've used GSB, it is excellent.
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+1 for GSB

Only replaces 2 official Slackware packages
Old 07-27-2010, 01:49 AM   #4
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1st thing I did after switching to slackware was to install gsb I use it all the time excellent
Old 07-27-2010, 07:10 AM   #5
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I can't say for Zenwalk, but as everyone said use gnomeslackbuild (and I am using it) - it's well documented and will easily be fine with it.


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