Although it is perhaps a fact not known by many, Slackware has a second Package Manager, RPM, and it is fully functional.
We have both RPM and RPMBUILD able to install and generate RPMs.
In theory, one could change the Slackware build in RPM packages.
And even if the 'no-dependencies' fundamentalists will be in denial, the use of RPM packages format, does not mean automatically inclusion of dependencies. RPM will work perfectly even if you do not give him the package dependencies.
But a big advantage of using RPM (and not including the package dependencies) on build, would be the easy build, because of the power of language macros of RPMBUILD.
And so we come to the story of the rise of SuSE Linux, which initially was the German Slackware using RPM packages (yep, without package dependencies).
Last edited by Darth Vader; 02-13-2013 at 04:36 AM.