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Greetings. I am new to Slackware Linux, despite having used Linux (Debian) for a few years on servers and homemade routers/firewalls. I am also new to having Linux as a ...
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    Patition Scheme and Dependency Help Requested


    Greetings. I am new to Slackware Linux, despite having used Linux (Debian) for a few years on servers and homemade routers/firewalls. I am also new to having Linux as a main desktop.

    That being said, I have a few questions I need some help with.

    First, can the same partitioning schemes be applied to desktop systems and be used efficiently? Here is the layout I was planning to put on my 60Gig hard drive:

    /dev/hda1 - /boot
    /dev/hda2 - /
    /dev/hda3 - swap
    /dev/hda4 - EXTENDED
    /dev/hda5 - /var
    /dev/hda6 - /tmp
    /dev/hda7 - /opt
    /dev/hda8 - /usr
    /dev/hda9 - /usr/local ?? I know this is used on FreeBSD, not sure here tho
    /dev/hda10 - /home

    2) The Final question is on dependencies, security updates, program updates, etc. Now Debian has apt-get, *BSD has ports...how is this handled in Slackware, and is it diligent, accurate, and thorough?


    Sorry for the long post for only 2 questions. Thanks in advance for any replies.

    --TarballedTux

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    Quote Originally Posted by TarballedTux
    2) The Final question is on dependencies, security updates, program updates, etc. Now Debian has apt-get, *BSD has ports...how is this handled in Slackware, and is it diligent, accurate, and thorough?
    Slackware uses pkgtool by default and there is no dependency resolution with it. You can have dependency resolution with 3rd party tools such as Swaret or Slapt-get but a lot of Slackware users swear against them.
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    Thank you much for the response

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