Linked by David Adams on Thu 11th Dec 2008 00:15 UTC, submitted by Brian
Slackware, Slax Slackware, the grand daddy of Linux distributions, has released a new version: Slackware 12.2. This new version runs the 2.6.27.7 version of the Linux kernel. The other updates include Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, HAL support etc. You can get Slackware 12.2 from one of their mirrors.
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darknexus
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2008-07-15

Well, it looks like others have covered most of the easy ways to do slack updates.
You're absolutely correct, no central repository and no dependency checking. And to that I say, thank goodness! I can't count the number of times I've wound up in dependency hell with deb or rpm-based distros due to an error in their central repository. It's probably just me and the packages I use, since it doesn't ever seem to happen to anyone else ;) . Slack doesn't bother me with it, I like the fact that it assumes I know what I'm doing and just lets me do it. To be perfectly honest, I'm heartily sick of most of the package managers around today, and I'd prefer no automatic dependency resolution to getting my installation corrupted, thanks.
And if you want dependency checking on slackware, as others have pointed out, you can have it. It's just not mandatory.

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