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Old 08-16-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
Zmyrgel
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How-to install slackware from source?


So, I was planning to install the new slackware from source to truly optimize it for my system.
Basicly the process goes like:
1. Boot from CD
2. Make partitions
3. Compile needed packages

How can I give custom parametres for the gcc? Can I use same as in Gentoo, so just make a /etc/make.conf file and what's it's syntax in slackware?

Is there already a tutorial for this? If I could just find a way to encrypt all of my hard drives too during the installation I would be set for the installation

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Old 08-16-2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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You'd have to setup a compile environment first -a small Slackware system with compiler, etc. Have a look at the DYI Slackware project.
There's not that much to be gained by optimizing unless you are heavy into video editing or such.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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I found out the basic DIY project and not any slackware specific ones. I would try it to make a truly custom system and to learn on how to do it. Well, it's a minor issue though. What about the make.conf thing? Does it work like in Gentoo or how?

It's nice to learn new things, and with Slackware, you can.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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I would try it to make a truly custom system and to learn on how to do it.
this is why linux from scratch exists.........to make a true custom system..........
 
Old 08-18-2006, 01:03 AM   #5
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Yeah, I have noticed it but I'd though I'd try it with Slackware first. Well now, I just try to install the new 11.0 from packages and when I get it up and running smoothly, I will delve into creating a LFS system on a USB-stick or something
 
  


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