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Old 12-21-2007, 11:57 PM   #16
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Your help is very significant for me. Now I know where I should search for any stuff for Slackware - not only codecs!
I wonder why slackbuilds.org is not mentioned in the Slackware Linux Essentials Book. Yesterday I came to the end of the last chapter, but didn't find that URL there.

Thanks a lot!
that book is too old (at least in my opinion) and doesn't include the relevant changes which happened to slack in the past several years
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:29 AM   #17
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I think you can update codecs seperately, updating ffmepg libs, which are /usr/local/libav*, like you can update proprietary codecs, but it doesn't necessarily mean that mplayer will work with new ones.

Reversing engineering, which you called piracy, is illegal only because there a lots of dumbass politicians around in several countries. And those are pushing same laws for the others. Without RE, you wouldn't have a practical linux box at all.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:32 AM   #18
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ASPLinux, is featuring full pack of audio/video codecs, URW fonts, Flash-player, Adobe Acrobat, Opera and RAR-archiver (most popular archiver in Russia). In other words - it is made very comfortable for those who is not connected to WWW (it is still common in Russia to be offline). ASP is free of charge as opposed to other non-russian distros that have the same list of features. BTW, there's Slackware-based Russian distro called MOPS Linux.
Do not use these distros. Spend a month with slackware, you'll see how functional it is.
These distros are national ones, adopted for our country, but by using Slackware you help with internationalisation.
Happy slacking. поверьте
 
Old 12-24-2007, 08:42 AM   #19
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Do not use these distros.
Hi! There's 0.0001% probability that I ever prefer Russian whatever-based distribution to Slackware. My selection is fully conscious for I like to use genuine and untouched distro. But I came to it through the six-months-long glancing through the variety of Windows-like and newbie-friendly Linux systems which were very suitable to let me get my first steps and find out which apps and desktop environments I like the most. Slackware is the clean and minimalistic distro addressed to those who already knows what he wants and likes. And it is hardly possible to install the Slack for those who sees the Linux for the very first time.

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ASP is free of charge as opposed to other non-russian distros that have the same list of features. BTW, there's Slackware-based Russian distro called MOPS Linux
I just tried to say that non-Russian distros are not free of charge because, according to their local laws, they may not include third-parties' or reverse-engineered free(!) software without paying fees to their authors or license owners.
As long as their renowned Russian competitors are totally free I just may assume that there's no local laws in Russia that may outlaw the inclusion of that software to the official distributions for I've never heard about court hearing like Russian Citizens vs. Russian Linux Distro Maintainer :-). It's just an empirical conclusion that may keep me safe from being prosecuted while I'm using that all-20071007.tar.bz2 codec pack.

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Old 12-24-2007, 01:16 PM   #20
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