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Old 06-20-2002, 07:45 PM   #1
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Source or packages

What do you use when you build a slackware system? Do you just use the provided slackware packages, or do you install a minimal system and build everything from source?
Old 06-20-2002, 09:15 PM   #2
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Depends on the proggy. Qmail I hassled with once from source, and then found that the .tgz from works really well. Similarly upgrading for Slack 8.0 XFree to 4.2 from the packages in slackware-current was a lot easier than even using the compiled binaries version at

Little stuff, cdrecord, xmms, grip, all from source.


Old 06-21-2002, 07:20 AM   #3
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When I do the initial install I use the packages and then I upgrade with source as needed.


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