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Old 11-25-2008, 12:40 AM   #31
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make uninstall" is often unsupported.
You can check if it is by looking through the Makefile.

And if it's not, the there are ways around it. One way is to run "make install" again, check the output to see where the files went, then delete them manually.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:41 AM   #32
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Darn it. My backup is taking soo long. I keep reading this thread, the more I read, the more I want to get away from Ubombtu. *sigh*
Corrected your current distro...............

Welcome Back!!
 
Old 11-25-2008, 12:45 AM   #33
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I'm staying up till my backup is done so I can start the install. Another hour...
 
Old 11-25-2008, 01:10 AM   #34
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i think centos is good too like slackware
u can try it
 
Old 11-25-2008, 01:25 AM   #35
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I've used CentOS before. It is nothing like Slackware, but its isn't a bad distro. Remember, CentOS is pretty much Redhat with a different logo. Its about as bloated as Fedora (which isn't as bad as Ubuntu..."ubombtu"). Its really good for servers but thats not what this is for. Plus, I put hours of work into making my own Slackware CD so it only installs what I need. Now I can just select the "full install" option and it only installs about 2 gigs of system. Got rid of KDE, replaced it with 12.2's XFCE package, added a customized Fluxbox and Icewm package as well as Conky. Nope. I'll stick to my CD.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 01:38 AM   #36
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...I put hours of work into making my own Slackware CD so it only installs what I need...
That sounds like fun... I'm kind of waiting for 12.2/13 to solidify my extras package base... then maybe I could place those onto the cd as well.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 02:04 AM   #37
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I tested the ISO out in VirtualBox, the only thing that worries me is that XCFE's terminal program seems to act really weird. I'm hoping its just a Virtual computer thing. Also, I changed all the themes in the icewm and fluxbox packages cause the ones they come with are lacking style in more ways than one.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 02:05 AM   #38
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But.. for example, I just went to find Nessus for it and again, no Slackware version.

The Slacker way to build packages was well described above, but if you are in a hurry, and risking installing a binary file from a third party is acceptable for you, the Nessus packages is available from www.slacky.eu

Chris
 
Old 11-25-2008, 02:15 AM   #39
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I tested the ISO out in VirtualBox, the only thing that worries me is that XCFE's terminal program seems to act really weird. I'm hoping its just a Virtual computer thing.
It's a vesa driver thing - Terminal doesn't seem to like the vesa driver in X.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 02:57 AM   #40
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Nope. We're good. I'm up and running. I have a 2.2 Gigabyte system, its lightning fast, and so far I'm happy with my custom system. I am now running a 12.1/12.2 hybrid Slackware distro!

Now I just gotta set my mouse to imps so I can scroll again...
 
Old 11-25-2008, 03:25 AM   #41
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You can check if it is by looking through the Makefile.
And you'll have to keep source for every program you have. Not a good idea.

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And if it's not, the there are ways around it. One way is to run "make install" again, check the output to see where the files went, then delete them manually.
It is easier to make package, than deleting things manually.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 03:59 AM   #42
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i think centos have a better thing than slackware
it is the updates u can have updates and all programs u want
remmber that rhel is a very powerful dist.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 04:24 AM   #43
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i think centos have a better thing than slackware
it is the updates u can have updates and all programs u want
How is that any different to other distros?
 
Old 11-25-2008, 05:29 AM   #44
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I've answered this or similar questions before, too...Why do I use Slackware? For all the reasons mentioned by other Slackers + I just like it a lot more than any other distro I've used. I like others, but not as much.
If we're having a competition to find out who's not an expert, then I'm sure to win. And Robby's definitely a loser.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 06:47 AM   #45
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Nope. We're good. I'm up and running. I have a 2.2 Gigabyte system, its lightning fast, and so far I'm happy with my custom system. I am now running a 12.1/12.2 hybrid Slackware distro!

Now I just gotta set my mouse to imps so I can scroll again...
Very cool, man:-) Welcome home!
 
  


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