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Hi 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 ...
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- 04-14-2005 #1
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.
- 04-14-2005 #2
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
http://www.distrowatch.com Linux Distros
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- 04-14-2005 #3
Re: Never used Slackware but interestedOriginally Posted by groovygroundhog
- 04-14-2005 #4
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
- 04-14-2005 #6
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.
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- 04-14-2005 #7
Is there anything in slack analogous to emerge or apt-get? If so, does it compile source or download binaries?
- 04-14-2005 #8
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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
- 04-14-2005 #9
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
- 04-14-2005 #10
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?