Linked by Steve Husted on Mon 12th Apr 2004 09:30 UTC
Slackware, Slax This is an article about my experiences with Slackware 9.1, a distribution of Linux that I find enjoyable, along with programs that I find useful and enjoyable.
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RE: what
by root on Mon 12th Apr 2004 15:34 UTC

Thats what I just said, that its distro agnostic. SElinux and grsecurity should work on ANY distro without the distributor having to create a subdistro for it, and they do just fine on slackware.

Theoretically, yes. Practically, no. Haven't you being listening to all I've been saying. Distros have teams dedicated to making these complex packages work for user deployment. You just don't go the selinux site or gresecurity site or pax site to download patches, read documentations, apply patches and expect things to work. More often than not more things will break than work on vanilla slack.

You need to recompile every package in your system among other things to take advantage of many of the security features I mentioned above. Apart from the fact that I don't know how humanly possible it is to recompile every slackware package from source, who do I go asking for help when something borks on my system? Or do I go googling for that too?