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Old 01-20-2016, 01:50 AM   #16
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Note that Slackware is not rolling release, doesn't have big official binary repository and minimal install would be a headache due to further dependency problems. I agree with rokytnji. antix is better choice if you want a simple, customizable rolling release distro whit big repository. Just select Debian testing branch during installation.
Actually I'm going to install Slackware current so basically somehow it's rolling release and the fact that why I asked for a big official repository was my bad experiences with Slackware and it's dependencies anyway I decide to give it a second shot and use it for a while.
 
Old 01-20-2016, 11:38 PM   #17
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Good luck. There are some third-party binary repository for Current, mainly those which maintained by Slackware developers. As far as I know Slackel repository is compatible with Current too.
 
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:08 PM   #18
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Apologies if this is a delayed reply.

I learned a lot about how Linux work by installing Slackware. You are in control of your distro, and you can easily customise it to your needs. If you are looking for a minimal install, you can remove many packages, or install with a minimal window manager was window maker, which comes bundled.

With respect to dependencies, slackbuilds.org lists dependencies clearly, your other option is ~alienbob

Slackware current serves the role of a rolling release.

I prefer SysVinit, of Slackware, I find it easily customisable to my needs.
 
Old 03-29-2020, 07:18 PM   #19
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Apologies if this is a delayed reply.
It's exciting that 4 years after I started the topic. Exactly at the day that I re-installed Slackware you've posted a new answer on this topic.
 
  


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