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Old 11-08-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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Why does patrick seem to favor slackpkg over swaret?


I was just wondering if anybody had an idea as to why slackware distibutes slackpkg in /extra but not swaret? I use swaret, but have never used slackpkg.
I'm not interested in flaming or pkg managers are dumb or anything like that. They seem to both have the same puprose--do they both behave the same way? Thanks in advance for any insight.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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afaik swaret has not released source code. There was also some nasty accusations against slapt-get coming out of the swaret camp. The maintainer of swaret has since been persona non grata on freshmeat. That's the last I heard of it, anyway. It was said at the time that slapt-get had a future, and that swaret's was dubious.

HTH,

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Old 11-08-2004, 05:57 PM   #3
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That was a long time ago. That guy isn't even on the Swaret team anymore.

It's on SF.net now, and seems to be doing just fine.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:46 PM   #4
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Ive had no problem with slackpkg, since switching over from swaret.
Had too many dep.'s on swaret. Im a happy slackpkg 7 months now, havent had ne problem usin it on slackware--current. Plus i say, DOnt knock it an till you try.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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hmmm interesting. Thanks.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 10:46 PM   #6
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Quote:
Why does patrick seem to favor slackpkg over swaret?
And odd thing to ask the general public ... wouldn't
it make more sense to ask pat that? :)

Unless someone has an actual quote (e.g. from
a mailing-list or newsgroup) all you'll get is speculation,
and if it's quotable you may have just as well
found it using google.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-08-2004, 11:40 PM   #7
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fyi, swaret is programmed in Shell Script, the whole program is the source code.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:32 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by predator.hawk
fyi, swaret is programmed in Shell Script, the whole program is the source code.
Damn, so that was all just FUD?!

Thanks,

Samsara
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:34 AM   #9
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I heard that at one point swaret was going to be included in Slackware or was actually included but was removed to to the behaviour of one of the swaret developers.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:32 AM   #10
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Think Swaret @ Slackpkg @ Slapt-get all suck
 
Old 11-09-2004, 10:15 AM   #11
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According to the website thought, Swaret 2 will be written in Perl.

According to a review on distrowatch, the author states that slackpkg does not look at dependencies, it just installs the requested package. THat was written in December 03, and version 1.3 was released on Nov 1 this year. Does anybody know whether or not slackpkg deals with dependencies now? (i ask because I couldn't find any docs on it)

Cybermonkey: Please read the first post--I don't care what you think about the package managers--I just wanted to see if people new why slackware would favor one over the other.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:29 PM   #12
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No, Slackpkg doesn't do any dependency tracking. Slackpkg just downloads and installs the requested package/packages. Personaly, Dependency tracking is annoying. When your just upgrading slackware its pretty much useless.

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Old 11-10-2004, 08:21 PM   #13
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That makes sense. Thanks.
 
  


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