Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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RE: Re: Poor article
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 11:05 UTC in reply to "Re: Poor article"

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The, what you call, Slackware way is the UNIX way. And the Slackware pkgtools are nothing but a binary package install-tool, which is more or less "cd / && tar zxf <package> && ./install.sh. Which, again, is more similar to the traditional UNIX way than most other package managers.

There are tons of Slackware features liek this which actually help to make your skills portable, and usually these features have a good reason, too.

Now, paraphrasing Steve, if you don't like Slackware, I AM HAPPY FOR YOU. Shoo. But have the decency to at least bring reasonable arguments to the discussion. Proven procedures (like the UNIX way) are indeed not necessarily the end-all of everything, but new procedures are not even proven.

If you disagree with the "test", make your own, and publish it.

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