Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 7th Jul 2007 06:01 UTC, submitted by Alain Reyes
Slackware, Slax Here is an interesting "take a note" kind of article about the newly released Slackware Linux 12.
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RE: Why is Slackware special ?
by raskolnikov on Sat 7th Jul 2007 13:21 UTC in reply to "Why is Slackware special ?"
raskolnikov
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2006-03-19

- BSD-like init scripts (with sysV compatibility)
- simple and effective build system (shell scripts)
- vanilla packages (patched only if broken or unsecure)
- packages are plain tar.gz archives
- no dependencies tracking

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trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

What do you mean by "build system" ? Something other instead of autoconf ?

What does it mean "no dependencies tracking" ? Packages. How do you manage packages then ?

Is there some FAQ on Slackware, that explains the specifics ?

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raskolnikov Member since:
2006-03-19

By build system I mean the way to obtain a package from a source tarball, say bash [1]

For package management, please see [2]

[1] http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-12.0/source/a/bash/bash.Slack...
[2] http://www.slackbook.org/html/package-management.html

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happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

How do you manage packages then ?


well I have been using netbsd's pkgsrc on slackware and it works nicely.

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