Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jan 2005 02:09 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax On a recent IRC discussion Pat discussed Slackware's future and the restructuring that will happen for Slackware 11. Regarding the removal of Gnome from Slackware, he said: "GNOME is not easy to build into packages, lacks decent documentation to build, and requires many undocumented system changes for things to work 100%".
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Slackware package management system
by acobar on Sat 15th Jan 2005 19:04 UTC

Slackware is the Linux distro I like at most but, perhaps, Pat could modify the package system to make it a bit more versatile. For example, having templates for classes of packages that should be read by the package script to set some things like default locations, optimizations, and options (levels of completeness for large packages) to be instaled.

And these things should be changed in command line if desired. This could simplify the instalation and mantenance of 2+ versions of same packages.

Other than that, I have no complaints. The things are kept simple as they are supposed to be.

Kudos to Slack, thanks to Pat.