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Originally Posted by groovygroundhog Ok, so there's no native apt-get type program for Slack? I'm fine with compiling myself but I just wanted to check. Personally I don't like apt. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovygroundhog
    Ok, so there's no native apt-get type program for Slack? I'm fine with compiling myself but I just wanted to check. Personally I don't like apt. Rather, I think Gentoo meets you in the middle with emerge since you control all the compile options. Either way, I guess you can't use Linux without compiling yourself. Plus, where'd the fun be otherwise?
    well, pkgtool is installed by default with slack and it installs .tgz packages automatically. However, you can install software like slapt-get which will download and install the .tgz for you. So t is more like apt-get than emerge.
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    I've been reading about Emerde. If I understand it, it's a "Portage" type system for Slackware.
    I havent installed/used it yet, but it looks interesting.
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    Emerde looks real cool. I think I'll try to install Slack tonight and put that on there too while I don't have anything to lose. Thanks for link.

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    Hi all,

    Has anyone here used emerde? If so, is it good (does it do dependancy handling well)? If it is, I might start thinking about dusting off those Slackware 10 discs I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Turn
    I've been reading about Emerde. If I understand it, it's a "Portage" type system for Slackware.
    I havent installed/used it yet, but it looks interesting.
    Then whats YaST
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheetahman
    Quote Originally Posted by U-Turn
    I've been reading about Emerde. If I understand it, it's a "Portage" type system for Slackware.
    I havent installed/used it yet, but it looks interesting.
    Then whats YaST
    YaST=Yet Another Set-up Tool. It's a SUSE thing.
    We're talking Slackware here.
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    With any luck within a day I'll have Slack installed and have tried emerde and let you know. It's gotta be good--just look at the name!

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    I had a chance to try emerge with VidaLinux (Gentoo-Based) as it was pretty awesome.
    If emerde is like emerge...Slackware may be my next experiment in a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    Be forewarned, though...Slack uses a different style of init scripts than most *nix distros and that takes a bit of getting used to at first.
    true. I feel that slackware has it right though. That is my biggest dislike of debian, and many other distro. I like my /etc/rc.d
    I'm completely with you. Slackware is the best distro for me. It is simply... the best.
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    I would really like to hear more about emerde. Hopefully one of you guys will try it and give a somewhat detailed account of the experience.

    I use swaret to stay current; and haven't had any problems with dependencies...so far. I think it checks for deps, but I don't know that it does anything about them.

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