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adcdam 04-04-2021 12:26 AM

I have a problem i started to like Slackware more than Gentoo
 
i used Funtoo for many years then i switched to Gentoo when Funtoo got rid of multilib. I used Gentoo for many years too i still do, but im starting to like Slackware more, i cant believe this could be possible.

nobodino 04-04-2021 01:55 AM

Welcome on board, but beware Slackware can be addictive...

Daedra 04-04-2021 01:58 AM

You're getting into Slackware at a good time. The next release is coming soon and its going to be stellar.

hazel 04-04-2021 05:26 AM

From Gentoo to Slackware sounds like a huge jump to me. Gentoo is so bleeding edge that you have to update it practically every day, while a Slackware release is so stable that you can update it once a month and see hardly anything new come across.

jr_bob_dobbs 04-04-2021 07:57 AM

My first distro ever was Gentoo. Bad choice for a newbie, btw. My second distro was Slackware. Felt good at the time: got off that constant upgrade, break & fix treadmill.

hitest 04-04-2021 11:46 AM

Welcome to Slackware! As nobodino said, once you Slack you always come back. I haven't had the pleasure of Gentoo or LFS. I run Arch in a VM.
Slackware 15 is going to be amazing.

Jan K. 04-04-2021 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Daedra (Post 6237049)
You're getting into Slackware at a good time. The next release is coming soon and its going to be stellar.

And you may even revise your definition of "soon"! :D

Emerson 04-04-2021 02:19 PM

Gentoo is all about choices, whatever solutions are available in Linux you can choose to do it in Gentoo, doing Slackware is quite an unusual choice even for Gentoo ... :p

quickbreakfast 04-04-2021 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by adcdam (Post 6237036)
I used Gentoo for many years too i still do, but im starting to like Slackware more

Like I posted in the newbie's forum about an hour ago, without knowing the specifics of your problem, even the best linux user is going to be to able to help you.

Quote:

i cant believe this could be possible.
Few problems, if look at from a different angle, can not seem more complicated.

Sorry couldn't resist.

frankbell 04-04-2021 07:53 PM

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I have a problem i started to like Slackware more than Gentoo
(grin) That doesn't sound like a problem. It sounds like a solution.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

josiah 04-04-2021 09:22 PM

Does this mean that Slackware is dead? ;)

Emerson 04-04-2021 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by josiah (Post 6237310)
Does this mean that Slackware is dead? ;)

This is no news, everybody knows that, we have even RIP threads here. :p

igadoter 04-05-2021 05:10 AM

Like is not a reason to choose OS. There are other reasons: functionality, support, maintenance, etc. Despite possible first impression Slackware is not community based distro. One can beg for years for something and never got it. From other hand past artifacts - ancient past - are still present in Slackware. Beyond "likes" there are plenty of "dislikes". Zealots accept anything without questions - which is evidently wrong. To hail Slackware all the time is counter-productive. Bucket of cold water on head is a good thing. If you plan to be new zealot - waste of time. But try to employ your experience with Gentoo - and we all benefit of this. Said that I use Slackware from the first day of my membership in LQ.

Daedra 04-06-2021 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jan K. (Post 6237188)
And you may even revise your definition of "soon"! :D

Nah, I don't think I need to ;).

Code:

Tue Apr 6 19:54:52 UTC 2021
Thanks to nobodino and ponce for help fixing a few sources that wouldn't
build properly. Overnight I tested recompiling everything using gcc-10.3.0-RC
and had no build failures, so we'll be taking gcc-10.3.0 once it (and new
kernels) arrive probably sometime next week. And then I think we'll be calling
this a beta. Cheers! :-)


hitest 04-06-2021 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 6237286)
(grin) That doesn't sound like a problem. It sounds like a solution.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

***snicker***

Really bored today so I installed Arch on bare metal, it runs well. One day I may try Gentoo. For now I'll stick with Debian, Arch, and Slackware (in no particular order).


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