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Why Slackware is not like Debian: a guide for new slackers

Posted 02-09-2022 at 12:12 PM by hazel
Updated 01-30-2024 at 12:29 AM by hazel

Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution and also one of the most distinctive. People who come freshly to it, after perhaps having used another Linux distribution for a couple of years, often experience a degree of culture shock. There are a lot of posts in the Slackware forum on this site which amount to "I did A in my new Slackware system and the result was B when most distros would have given me C. Why does Slackware behave like this?" If they then get the answer, "That...
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What a Slackware derivative with dependency checking might look like

Posted 04-07-2021 at 05:56 AM by hazel
Updated 02-08-2022 at 12:01 PM by hazel

DISCLAIMER: This is not a serious suggestion. It's more of a jeu d'esprit, a philosophical exploration of how some limited degree of dependency checking might be introduced without damaging the essential structure of Slackware. The thing is certainly possible because Salix does it.

At present, the only newbie-friendly way to install Slackware is to do a full install, in which all dependencies are automatically satisfied. This is the recommended way to install and you will get little...
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