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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Slackware package management
by hitest on Sat 7th Jul 2007 13:33 UTC
hitest
Member since:
2006-10-28

- packages are plain tar.gz archives

Most slack packages are in the .tgz format.

One of the beauties of Slackware package management is the ability to easily upgade existing Slackware packages with the #upgradepkg command which uninstalls an old package and installs the new package.
Slackware allows you to compile from source, install pre-built packages, or use SlackBuild scripts.

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ZacharyM Member since:
2007-05-28

Yes the files are named packagename.tgz but it is still a gzip'd tar file.

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