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Never used Slackware but interested
I have a 1GHz Dell laptop that's currently running Debian and acting as a print server / backup computer in case something goes wrong with Gentoo. I'm fairly experienced with Linux, like challenges, and have always been interested in Slackware.
So, would Slackware be a good distro for a print server, file server, and DHCP/firewall? Also, the originial hard drive died so I only have an 8G in there now. Would that be enough space?
Any insight would be appreciated.
This will tell you the requirements and is very helpful its from the Slackware site
Also i suggest Slackware 10.1 which can be downloaded on the mirrors from this link
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/\"TTFN Taa Taa For Now\" by Tigger in Winnie the Pooh
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Re: Never used Slackware but interestedOriginally Posted by groovygroundhog
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.There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
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04-14-2005 #5Originally Posted by Flatline
In some ways I think the Slackware init scripts are very nifty, but I "grew up" in the rest of the linux world, so it's always a bit disorienting when I first go back to Slack.There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
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Is there anything in slack analogous to emerge or apt-get? If so, does it compile source or download binaries?
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slackware does have a version of apt-get, slapt-get I think; however, the default package tool is pkgtool, you dl the package from a repository yourself and installpkg whatever. Not to bad really, easier to compile yourself I've found though.Operating System: GNU Emacs
as genesus said there are several, slapt-get, swaret, etc.... however, there is no dependency checking...... I too find it eaiser just to compile yourself
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?