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Old 05-11-2010, 05:44 PM   #1066
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Too much Espresso this morning Richard?
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:54 AM   #1067
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[QUOTE=timetraveler;3963670]A few more install options. Also for each install option provide a size estimate required for the install. Maybe you want a basic X environment and you want to install to a CF card.
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The attraction of some of the slackware based distros is that they offer a more customized package choice. Such as a base system; desktop system; full system; or netbook system etc. The old mandrake ncurser installation options was similar; you chose desktop for instance and was shown a list of packages and the install size.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 04:51 PM   #1068
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I'd like to see 'epdfview' included. Although it hasnt been updated since 2009, its still a very nice .pdf viewer.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 05:20 PM   #1069
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I want Slackware to walk my dog in the morning.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 09:22 PM   #1070
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I miss Abiword and Gnumeric. They disappeared along with Gnome sometime in the Slackware 10.x timeframe.

Gnome I can do without, but Kword and Kspread aren't as good.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #1071
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Gnome I can do without, but Kword and Kspread aren't as good.
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I don't miss Gnome a lot as XFce suits my needs. I don't use KWord a lot; I'm pretty much sold on OpenOffice.
 
Old 02-16-2011, 12:08 AM   #1072
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Properly configured per-user config files. WTF how long has this been a bug? BUG! Not suggestion.

If you have version 1 of application and use NFS or iscsi or ... home dirs and then login to a box with version 2 of application all the settings get jacked. Either overwritten or hopefully just unusable on the box with version 1 of application.

something like (plus it keeps home dirs cleaner and as an added bonus it becomes easier to give users site specific config files or even keep them from changing them):
/home/$user/.config/$application-$version.conf
 
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:27 AM   #1073
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Properly configured per-user config files. WTF how long has this been a bug? BUG! Not suggestion.
Better start talking to the application developers then! This is not an OS issue.

On the other hand, a situation where users have their home directories stored on the network but the computers in that network have multiple versions of applications installed, then central management needs some serious attention.

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:17 PM   #1074
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Me i would only ask that they squeeze the slackpkg package in the main CD/DVD. i find that package worth going on the main disc
 
Old 02-16-2011, 06:08 PM   #1075
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slackpkg is part of the standard Slackware installation, it's included.
 
Old 02-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #1076
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slackpkg is part of the standard Slackware installation, it's included.
When i changed from Ubuntu to Slackware last month. I did an almost-full install (ditched the KDE, Emacs and Kernel-Source sets) and Slackpkg wasnt included, or at least it wasnt on DVD 1 (I Used a DVD iso of slack 13).

they should add it on CD/DVD 1. thats what im saying
 
Old 02-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #1077
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When i changed from Ubuntu to Slackware last month. I did an almost-full install (ditched the KDE, Emacs and Kernel-Source sets) and Slackpkg wasnt included, or at least it wasnt on DVD 1 (I Used a DVD iso of slack 13).

they should add it on CD/DVD 1. thats what im saying
On Slackware 13.0 slackpkg is located in slackware64/ap on the DVD. If you did a full install it would have been there.

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Old 02-17-2011, 02:33 AM   #1078
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Better start talking to the application developers then! This is not an OS issue.
Wanting somebody else to do finger pointing and name calling on behalf of Slackware?

I agree this is not an OS issue because the OS is Linux. This is a distribution issue, so it is a legitimate request. I guess the proper answer should be "Sorry, this goes against Slackware design principles. Please switch to some other distribution built around support for insane ideas of corporate execs. Alternatively, since the same goals may be also acheived in a distribution agnostic way on a file system or application levels, you may want to initiate an appropriate project on Source Forge".

Both clear abd polite, isn't it?
 
Old 02-17-2011, 03:16 AM   #1079
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What stoggy suggests would require patching the sources of nearly every program which uses a run-time config file. There very few, if any, distros willing or able to keep up with so much...
 
Old 02-17-2011, 07:39 AM   #1080
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When i changed from Ubuntu to Slackware last month. I did an almost-full install (ditched the KDE, Emacs and Kernel-Source sets) and Slackpkg wasnt included, or at least it wasnt on DVD 1 (I Used a DVD iso of slack 13).

they should add it on CD/DVD 1. thats what im saying
Unless your getting your Slackware from strange sources, the Slackware ISO files consist of one DVD or 6 CD's, slackpkg is definitely on the DVD. I checked slackware-13.0-install-d1.iso.txt on one of the Slackware mirrors, slackpkg is listed on CD 1.
 
  


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