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Old 04-29-2014, 05:07 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Sumguy View Post
Linux From Scratch does sound interesting....but it'd probably be like when I did a minimal Debian install, and realized that I was essentially building a Crunchbang clone- so I said "Why re-invent the wheel"; and wiped it, and just kept using Crunchbang.
LFS is not at all like a Debian minimal install, it is a learning experience that teaches you exactly which parts build a Linux distro from the ground up.
Slack seems to be more my speed- stable as a horse's abode; and you could not update it for 10 years, and I'm sure it would still work fine.
Any OS will work for ten years if you don't change it.
Originally Posted by szboardstretcher
and pretty soon Slackware will get systemd,
Really? Do you have any links were you got that information from?
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Originally Posted by szboardstretcher View Post
Cute. Well, for one, most of the installation, 99.95% of it, in Arch is done by command line(partitioning done with text gui). Slackware uses a text gui like redhat for most of its installation.
Didn't Arch folks change the installer to full command line in 2012 only, with couple of other drastic changes which made Arch users furious?

That right there says that you are going to learn to be comfortable at the command line in Arch, and will be pampered a bit in Slackware.
No. That will vary from user to user. Arch forces you to start from command line without an option, Slackware starts from command line and gives you other options.

Also, Slackware will auto install X for you and do all the setup. Arch does not. So you have to look it up, and learn about it, and then install it the way that you would like. So in that manner, you will again learn more from Arch than Slackware.
Again, it's optional. A minimal Slackware install is equivalent to a fresh Arch install, minus systemd and unfamiliar symlinking of /lib.

pretty soon Slackware will get systemd, so it will be almost identical to Arch!
No. And I'd be careful while posting statements like these, a lot of people are lurking here just to get all the wrong ideas and then spread it like wildfire. There's no official announcement from Pat, so until then, NO.

Also, even if it includes systemd, it will be never be like Arch. Why? - On good note, it will still be including only stable and tested packages(even --current) and on bad note, it will still not have the luxury of the awesome AUR.

Please pardon me for my ignorance if I displayed any.

Old 04-30-2014, 10:07 AM   #33
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Well, both of us being redneck country boys. Let's just say I respect your view, but unfortunately, I look at some rednecks like the taliban on outlooks on life. From Women, to judging everything through a tiny aperture.

I don't see a lot of difference between the 2 sometimes and I am a life long scooter tramp with a history of
knowing/meeting some famous evil folks. I travel alot also on scooters and also when I was a jarhead.

Takes all kinds I guess. I am glad I live in the boonies also. Good luck with the R61. I hope slackware works out OK
for you or Arch.

I'll help when I can but just like locales. We are miles apart. You can check out my profile as I am a pretty
un-afeared type of dude. Kinda ignorant and opinionated also. I try to be nonjudgmental, but nobody is perfect.

Just another thing I use to keep on topic, (Kinda sorta).

My Screenshot using it

cli_radio is another

Most of all, Happy Trails, Rok


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