Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 05:47 UTC, submitted by ZacharyM
Slackware, Slax One of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware, has pushed out another release. "Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.1! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.1 has many improvements over our last release (Slackware 12.0) and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user."
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RE[2]: Packages, packages...
by gavin.mccord on Sun 4th May 2008 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Packages, packages..."
gavin.mccord
Member since:
2005-09-07

[flame]
No doubt those who don't like Slackware's package management also drive automatic transmission cars.

Real men drive stick shift and work out their own dependencies :-)
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RE[3]: Packages, packages...
by bradley on Sun 4th May 2008 15:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Packages, packages..."
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

Strange... Slack does not need to be defended, she definitely speaks for herself. Dependencies - I've always put dependencies for the programs that I use on a flash drive and when there is a new or updated package I simply replace it so I'm always current. If dependencies are soley the reason for people walking away from Slack... then let them walk.

If you know what programs you need for day to day tasks, it just makes sense to keep up with what dependencies are need.

Opensource... For the people, by the people.

Peace.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Dependencies - I've always put dependencies for the programs that I use on a flash drive and when there is a new or updated package I simply replace it so I'm always current.

Yeah, who needs that stuff? My car doesn't have an automatic choke. But there is a knob on the dashboard I can push and pull. I just pull it out before I start the car and remember to push it back in after it's warmed up. The ignition timing does not adjust automatically, but I have a lever for that. I just have to be careful to remember to push it all the way up before I turn the crank, or I get a nasty back-kick. The fuel pump is out, but I just run a hose and a squeeze bulb into the passenger compartment and give it a sqeeze a few times a minute. (More when I'm at speed. Less at idle. Just when it seems like it needs it.) If you know what you need to get around town every day, it just makes sense to keep up with that stuff.

I don't understand why people feel like they need all the new-fangled stuff. It's just needless bloat.

Edited 2008-05-04 16:08 UTC

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