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Hi everybody, I just have a quick question. What version of Slackware started coming with fluxbox in the install cds? I'm looking at building a linux box for my friend ...
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    Which version has fluxbox?


    Hi everybody,

    I just have a quick question.

    What version of Slackware started coming with fluxbox in the install cds?

    I'm looking at building a linux box for my friend on a machine built from old parts that I have lying around. The reason I need an earlier release is that I am trying to save HDD space (I only have a 6 Gig sitting around) and still keep alot of the functionality.

    Any help would be greatly appreciate,

    Thanks,
    Shattered

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    I honestly can't remember when Fluxbox started being included with Slack, but I see no reason why you can't use the recent release of Slack.

    To save space simply don't install what you don't need. Leaving out KDE will save a lot of space. You don't need to use an old release just to save space.

    Just install Slack 11 and choose what you want installed and what you don't.

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    Well, I can tell you right now that you only need the first CD! I've installed Slackware many times and in many different configurations, if you only install A, AP, L and X with a few things from N and XAP you'll still come in around 800MB. Generally I also install a few things from D so that I can compile, and still come in just below 1GB. You shouldn't have any trouble using Slack 11 with 6GB and still have space left for personal stuff.
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    Yeah, I'm running Slack 11 with KDE and Dropline Gnome installed, along with Beryl and xgl and am still a bit under 6GB, including a LOT of image files.

    A base install of 11 without KDE will come in under the 1GB mark.

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