I may actually move to slackware if someone can explain to me how tarballs work (currently i hate them, but only because i don't understand)
There's nothing on the net that's actually useful. How do the files know where to go? And for each different distro? What is the command to make and install? and broken down? when it's made, where do the temp files go? what do the letters do in the tar program? what if you change them? is an uninstall record created? where is it kept?