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Old 06-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by gapan View Post
Aha! I think I know where you went wrong. As I stated in a previous post, the salix repository should always be used in conjuction with a slackware repository and you also need to take care of assigning repository priorities properly.
Yep, thanks, that fixed it! I previously had both repository priorities on 'Default'.

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Old 06-13-2010, 11:08 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by gapan View Post
You're forgetting that you can assign alternative dependencies. For example: "cxxlibs|gcc-g++|aaa_elflibs" means any of the 3 is accepted. So, that's not a problem at all.
So how does slapt-get choose among the alternatives?
Old 06-13-2010, 11:36 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
So how does slapt-get choose among the alternatives?
If at least one of them is installed the dependency is fulfilled. If none of them is installed, then it installs the first one in the list that is available.
Old 06-25-2010, 04:02 AM   #94
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Originally Posted by kc3 View Post
Ya know the false image of Slackware really annoys me lol, because of the dependencies and the old-school install program people assume it takes many days to setup Slackware the way you want it, honestly I can set it up as fast as I can setup Ubuntu the way I want it, software installation is really just as fast as any other distro as long as you know how to properly compile Linux software
I just finished setting up my first Slackware system since over 10 years. I only did a minimal expert install but it was fairly easy. Getting my wireless (wpa2 aes psk) to work was also surprisingly simple. It took about 7 minutes in total to get the wireless to be functional. Usually it takes me about 30 minutes with other distros to figure out "their way of doing things".

I'm used to Arch but the dependencies weren't really an issue even when I didn't install most of the libs (in contrast to those who usually do a full install). At first I was having some problems with missing shared libraries, then I figured out how to use 'slackpkg file-search' to add what was needed. After figuring that out this really seems easy to me.

I still haven't decided whether I am going to just pull in the binaries for xorg-server or compile it myself along with everything beyond (such as my WM) in order to keep maximum control...either way I'm already feeling pretty confident that problems will be minimal.

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