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Old 08-23-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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comments on s-m-s?

i'm looking for a lightweight distro dedicated to run torrentflux, samba and ftpd on an old p3/128mb machine.

currently, i have loaded debian for a run around. however, i'm still looking around, and found, a spin-off from slackware, while looking into slackware itself.

i'm no expert, so i'm writing to ask if somebody can comment on s-m-s?
Old 08-25-2007, 07:14 AM   #2
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vanilla slackware should suit your needs. sms seems to be only including a few extra packages, that you don't need.

also, if you choose slackware (you will only need the first cd) have a look at
Old 08-25-2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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s*m*s is still young.
For the thing that concerns you, it just is Slackware, with a torrentflux package and a webadmin interface.

If you install slackware, configure slackware as you wish, and install torrentflux, you have the same, but costumized to your wishes
Maybe you can ask a slackbuild for torrentflux from the sms project admin?

Also, there have been some security updates for slackware 12 since it was released. Nothing *big* big, but... Will sms copy the security fixes?

With slackware 12, you can expect a OS that will be supported for a long time.

basically, as I see it, slackware vs. sms means:
ssh login vs. webadmin interface
longtime security updates vs. a young, new project

Also, you could use slackware if you plan to use linux for other purposes (desktop, firewall...), but sms is dedicated to one goal.

Last edited by janhe; 08-25-2007 at 08:08 AM. Reason: typo
Old 08-27-2007, 12:38 PM   #4
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thanks for the responses!


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