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Old 04-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
I wonder why nobody has mentioned it: Slackware is the only distro out there (well, maybe except LFS) that has a package management system without dependency resolution.
That is exactly why nobody has mentioned it

What you meant by that ???i dont understand exactly i guess that it can install packages and not automatically install the dependencies .............
Thats a bad point if its does not configure them auto

coz its like doing more work..??

i wanned good points so that i can install slackware

It's not as bad as it sounds.
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Hmm i get the point of showing that slackware is more of the part for the people who are geeks
and not for people who dont have much knowledge about linux

Am new to linux and dont know much about these packaging stuff if u gimme some docs and stuff where i can learn it mite be good so that i can start my self with slackware)
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You can get started with SlackWare by doing some reading here

Good luck to you
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Originally Posted by nooralain View Post
know much about these packaging stuff

'Packages' is just jargon for linux programs. Something i forgot to mention in my previous post is that Slackware comes with a lot of software and most other things are usually very easy to get hold of, thanks to the great community. Debian and other boast they've some huge amount of packages, but the reality is that most users will only use a small amount of programs and once you've them installed, why does dependency checking matter. And another side note., which is one of the main Slackware resources for getting third party packages; for every package, it tells you very clearly what dependencies aren't fulfilled on a default Slackware install, and all of those dependencies are are easily obtainable.

If you want to learn a little bit about Slackware, i highly recommend The podcast 'Linux Reality' the 'special episode one, slackware'. It is old, i think about five years and the host Chess Griffin is referring to version 12.1 i think, but 99% of the information is still relevant today. Speaking of that, that's another good thing about Slack, very little changes as time goes on, it just remains the rock that it is.
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HEre i start off with slackware site and the podcast i would like to learn slackware at what brings outta me max.......

IS slackware good for networking .....(hacking)stuff cause it has high editing capability as you have mentioned...

OR its BT (backtrack)?
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As has been said previously, the beauty of Slackware is you can literally add anything you like. So if you want it to have the programs and command that BT has then you simply install them.
Personally if your skills are advanced enough that you could use BT properly, Slackware should be a doddle to get used to.
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I am a newbie as stated above in linux not so much but as in comaparison to people like yew !!:X

So utilising BT like a pro is like a hell for me..


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