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Old 04-26-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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A new method to install Slackware ARM 14.2 on the Raspberry Pi 3


Hello,

I have just edited the Slackware Wiki to add a method to install Slackware ARM 14.2 on the Raspberry Pi 3:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...y_pi_3_model_b

I hope it will help you and do not hesitate to contribute by editing the Wiki.
Regards.
 
Old 04-27-2017, 03:32 AM   #2
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I have just edited the Slackware Wiki to add a method to install Slackware ARM 14.2 on the Raspberry Pi 3:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...y_pi_3_model_b
Thanks, i need to reactivate my rpi3.
Commments on the wiki,
-i personally would remove the sudo from the howto, and do the installation as root-user.
-the link-target "build your own Mesa" has moved to https://github.com/anholt/mesa/wiki/...g-Mesa-for-VC4
 
Old 04-27-2017, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thanks YuGiOhJCJ, for that documentation.


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Thanks, i need to reactivate my rpi3.
Commments on the wiki,
-i personally would remove the sudo from the howto, and do the installation as root-user.
Agreed. None of the Slackware documentation involving work conducted requiring root privileges is explained using sudo. In a philosophical sense, the use of root (in my opinion) without safe guards is one of the main points of Slackware: you must learn how to use the system carefully, via learning and experimenting and breaking stuff on a 'disposable' installation. Taking the guard rails off the user experience helps you master what's in front of you; if you're that way inclined :-)

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Old 04-27-2017, 08:09 AM   #4
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I disagree for "sudo" because I think that the root user should never be used and the link for "build your own Mesa" was intentionally targeting to the old page because I prefer a trusty freedesktop address instead of a random, not trusty, GitHub repository.
Thanks for the suggestions but I prefer to keep it like that.

Now, it's a Wiki so if everybody is against my point of view (currently: 100% or 2/2 persons replying here) then I think we don't have choice and I let you modify this carefully (checking that instructions always work).
Maybe using the "#" prompt for the root user, the "$" prompt for the normal user and removing "sudo" is what you are looking for.
But I repeat, personally I disagree.

Last edited by YuGiOhJCJ; 04-27-2017 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 04-27-2017, 09:32 AM   #5
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I disagree for "sudo" because I think that the root user should never be used and the link for "build your own Mesa" was intentionally targeting to the old page because I prefer a trusty freedesktop address instead of a random, not trusty, GitHub repository.
Thanks for the suggestions but I prefer to keep it like that.

Now, it's a Wiki so if everybody is against my point of view (currently: 100% or 2/2 persons replying here) then I think we don't have choice and I let you modify this carefully (checking that instructions always work).
Maybe using the "#" prompt for the root user, the "$" prompt for the normal user and removing "sudo" is what you are looking for.
But I repeat, personally I disagree.
All of the Slackware ARM documentation uses the # $ convention, and Slackware is built using the root user - always has been.
However, the Slackware ARM community does not have to follow this convention - I don't see purpose in mandating something like that when it's just another way of doing something, so please leave it as you prefer.

Last edited by drmozes; 04-27-2017 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 09:31 AM   #6
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Looks very similar to the manual install method but your just getting the source from wget instead of extracting from their downloaded image. maybe we could combine the manual instructions with this?
 
Old 05-04-2017, 10:40 AM   #7
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Yes, indeed this new method is similar to the manual install method.
The big difference is that this new method (that is also a manual method) does not rely on a Raspbian image.
Indeed, the only things you need are :
- the official Raspberry Pi firmware
- the Slackware ARM mini root file system
Optionally, you will need the Slackware ARM packages if you want to install additional packages.
 
Old 05-04-2017, 03:56 PM   #8
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Hello,

I have just edited the Slackware Wiki to add a method to install Slackware ARM 14.2 on the Raspberry Pi 3:
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...y_pi_3_model_b
Any means or method of successfully installing and running Slackware ARM is a benefit. Good work, YuGiOhJCJ.

As it's listed as RPi3 specific, there is a Slack Docs page for this particular ARM device (http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...m:raspberrypi3) and would therefore be better suited being published on that page.
 
Old 05-05-2017, 01:45 AM   #9
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OK, I moved this new method to the Raspberry Pi 3 SlackDocs page: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...raspbian_image

I modified the name of this method to indicate that it is:
* A manual method
* Without a Raspbian image

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