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View Poll Results: Do you do a Full or a Customized Slackware installation?
Full 73 57.03%
Customized 41 32.03%
Both (Please explain in which case what below) 14 10.94%
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:50 PM   #31
MQMan
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Customised installation, using tag files.

I seem to remember some problems the last time I did a full, with some kind of mismatches between kernels, modules, and rc.modules because of the order things were installed in, and the way the soft links were set up.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 07:25 PM   #32
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I do a customized install always, since I don't use most of the X apps included in the full install. But I *always* install emacs, for both servers and desktops, since it is my primary app.

Sometimes I use tagfiles, but it is just as easy for me to just pick what I need from the install menu.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 09:38 PM   #33
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Left out E, F, KDEI & Y. Full install on the rest.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #34
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I voted both. Full install on my desktop (excluding kdei) because hard drive space is not an issue.
I leave out a lot more stuff on my netbook because it only has a 16gb drive and I like to have as much space as possible for non-os files.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 12:16 AM   #35
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My desktop gets a full install except for KDEI. I use the XFCE desktop enviornment, but I install the KDE stuff so I can use K3B and Kaffeine. These are 2 killer K-apps I really like to use on my desktop. I also plan to play around with the new KDE 4.2x once Slackware 13 goes to stable.
My laptop goes without KDE since it is mostly just used for web surfing, email, and maybe a few videos.

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Old 07-21-2009, 12:29 AM   #36
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I guess I should have said both, too. However, I clicked on customized.

My first install was basically full, except for kde.
However, I had finished another install today to clean up the mess that I made from compiling programs from source. This install, though, I left out everything but the bare necessities, xorg libs, a few xorg apps, and TeX.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #37
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Done both. Full is easier, but I hate going back through everything to find things I don't want/need.
Using customized, it's smarter for me to use so that I don't delete something that is required, as was the case some time back when (as a vi user) I deleted elvis.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 09:34 AM   #38
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It really depends on where I install Slackware. On my desktop, always a complete full install (minus kdei), on virtual machines/chroots the same but including kdei usually.

My laptop is old and only 5GB so I try to cut away what possible, no KDE{,I}, No E/ no F/. Usually bypass T/ and TCL/ as well. This gives me a functional enough machine to do basic of task.

My VPS of course has much like the above, but with the further exclusion of X/ and XAP/.

M.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #39
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Smile Full Install

Just so I have all the programs I need right from the start.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #40
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Minimal Customized install

I install as little as I can get away with. :-)

I do a custom install, menu method.

a: everything except kernels and kernel-modules (I use a custom kernel)
d: everything, don't want to mess with this one
l: everything except glibc-i18n

ap: very minimal
n: very minimal
kde: only kdelibs (I run xfce)
x: I install almost everything except very few fonts, and only the drivers I need (evdev and intel)
xap: very minimal

If anyone REALLY wants a detailed list I can provide it.

On top of this I install a lot of custom stuff, mostly multimedia and xfce apps (such as xfburn), and wine (and windows apps under wine).

I use a custom kernel, fstab, lilo, xorg-conf, rc.local, etc etc.

Taking the "road less travelled".
 
Old 08-04-2009, 04:13 PM   #41
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I'm running three Slackware desktops. I always do a full install, I have the HD space and it is the quickest way to be up and running in Slackware. Later if it occurs to me I'll remove things I don't use like emacs.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 12:08 AM   #42
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Have used full install because I'm not experienced enough to decide which parts can be stay off. Though it is annoying to remove all the KDE-apps from the xfce-menus since xfce has no menu-editor.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 04:58 AM   #43
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Full installation
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:11 AM   #44
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full install without e, kdei, t (and i remove what I don't need, like scim for example, after with pkgtool).
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:27 AM   #45
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Custom install, removing Emacs, most KDE packages, Xfce, Seamonkey and HAL.
 
  


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