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Old 03-21-2018, 08:02 AM   #1
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SARPi trustworthy?


Hello,
I have a Raspberry Pi 3 that I'd like to use as a server for files and email in my home. I've looked into the "SARPi" distribution, but one thing appaled me: on this page about upgrading they tell you to get out of su - with su - dave. Is there something working different in su on Slackware ARM? Because on my desktop system if I do this I can just go back to being root with a simple exit / Ctrl-D. So if that's the same on ARM, I wouldn't trust those guys, running their distribution, especially not on a server. And they've had this instructions up for years, it's just now that I get around to really using my Pi for that.

So, what do you guys think about this or SARPi, and is there another more or less convenient way of running Slackware on my Pi?

Love & Light
 
Old 03-21-2018, 09:06 AM   #2
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So I did some further reading and realized that SARPi is not a Linux distribution and how much drama is going on in this board regarding it. So people involved with SARPi, please consider the above constructive criticism of your instructions, and sorry to everyone who thinks I wasted their time with my thread. I don't seem to be able to update the title.

Edit: This question still stands: "Is there something working differently in su on Slackware ARM?"

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Old 03-21-2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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So I did some further reading and realized that SARPi is not a Linux distribution and how much drama is going on in this board regarding it. So people involved with SARPi, please consider the above constructive criticism of your instructions, and sorry to everyone who thinks I wasted their time with my thread. I don't seem to be able to update the title.

Edit: This question still stands: "Is there something working differently in su on Slackware ARM?"
No. This is because whomever wrote that document doesn't seem to have a good grasp of how su works, but perhaps they will after this thread ;-)
 
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:16 PM   #4
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No. This is because whomever wrote that document doesn't seem to have a good grasp of how su works, but perhaps they will after this thread ;-)
maybe some Jaffa Cakes would lure him out?
 
Old 03-22-2018, 04:58 PM   #5
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Hello,
I have a Raspberry Pi 3 that I'd like to use as a server for files and email in my home. I've looked into the "SARPi" distribution, but one thing appaled me: on this page about upgrading they tell you to get out of su - with su - dave. Is there something working different in su on Slackware ARM? Because on my desktop system if I do this I can just go back to being root with a simple exit / Ctrl-D. So if that's the same on ARM, I wouldn't trust those guys, running their distribution, especially not on a server. And they've had this instructions up for years, it's just now that I get around to really using my Pi for that.

So, what do you guys think about this or SARPi, and is there another more or less convenient way of running Slackware on my Pi?

Love & Light
What's wrong with the username 'dave'? I kinda like it.

Anyway, you're right. I wouldn't trust those sarpi guys either. Bunch of cowboys if you ask me!

I think the idea behind the way this particular page was written was to introduce the user into switching between other users on the system. Of course 'exit' and 'Ctrl+d' works to get you back to the previous user you were logged in as. Obviously, as you have stated, it is old and been there for years. Amusing that you are the first one to mention it in all those years.

Some revision and rewording on that page is required because I've always welcomed criticism and correction when it's derived from good reasoning, and yours are pretty damned good reasons. So, thanks for that.

I'm *VERY* happy you've come to understand that sarpi is not a distribution. More than anything else it's worth it just to know that. So, thanks again.
 
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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maybe some Jaffa Cakes would lure him out?
Jaffa cakes are well known for enhancing the Slackware ARM experience exponentially.
 
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:11 PM   #7
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Edit: This question still stands: "Is there something working differently in su on Slackware ARM?"
No. Use it the same as you would on Slackware x86.
 
  


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