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Slackware, Slax "Slackware remains Slackware. It's been around for a very long time and it has a very loyal following. It's an excellent choice for the Linux hobbyist who wants to build, configure, and tweak their system to the nth degree. Slackware certainly gives you absolute control over your system. Nothing is made to be easy or user friendly", writes Caitlyn Martin.
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Dependency Hell
by B12 Simon on Thu 9th Oct 2008 10:42 UTC
B12 Simon
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The article says of Slackware's package management:

It's a recipe for dependency hell that's rarely seen on other major distributions in 2008.


Slackware's dependency checker (i.e. a human administrator) is the best defence against dependency hell. It might take a bit longer in some cases but it makes it a lot harder to wreck your system in the way RPM-based (or whatever) systems can.

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