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I've been using Linux for some time now and I wanted to try Slackware. I have an Ubuntu box that uses Xcfe and I wanted to put Slackware on it. ...
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    System requirements?


    I've been using Linux for some time now and I wanted to try Slackware. I have an Ubuntu box that uses Xcfe and I wanted to put Slackware on it. The thing is though, its 2.2 Ghz proc., 512MB RAM, and 40G HD. I'm also familiar with Debian and Knoppix.

    Will I have any trouble running it? I really like the KDE environment and I would like to use that, unless it would run too sluggish in which case I would stick to Xfce and Thunar. Ubuntu is kinda heavy and so using KDE with it on less than 1G RAM is choopy and kinda slow.

    I understand in Slackware dependancies aren't resolved for you like with apt-get so you have to do them youself. If they aren't done for you then how do you resolve them? I wouldn't even realize there is a problem until I try to run a program and it won't work.

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    You should be more than fine running Slackware with KDE on that machine.

    You're right - dependencies are not resolved with pkgtool. You can look into tools such as slapt-get or swaret. You can also look into source based package management systems such as pkgsrc.

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    Well thats cool. I'm downloading it now. I look forward to my first Slack build then. It should be a nice weekend project, I've heard a lot of good things about Slackware.

    Also installing programs in Slack is like this?

    Code:
    su
    installpkg <packagename.tgz>
    Is it really that simple?

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    Yep!

    It shouldn't take you the whole weekend, just make sure you do a "full" install since it's easier and you don't have to understand the dependencies.
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