Linked by Joseph Ferrare on Thu 29th Dec 2005 16:31 UTC
Slackware, Slax I was interested to see how Zenwalk differs from Slackware, and after reading on their web site that version 2.01 is 'the biggest jump in Zenwalk evolution since the beginning of the project', I wanted to see how far Zenwalk has come since it was reviewed here as MiniSlack.
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Slackware is the best
by Anonymo on Sat 31st Dec 2005 06:14 UTC
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2005-07-06

maybe slackware should aquire netpkg. it seems to do a really good job. I installed this and I would describe it as installing slackware + optional tweaks I usually do. What it reminds me of is archlinux. This is trully slackware + pacman, but its called netpkg. It has less options, like no removing [that i know of], but you got pkgtool, which is really good.

I usually install the 2.6.13 kernel [test26] and from there I install the modules and such.

Zenwalk does all the steps for you that are usually done [by me] + one more. I wish Slackware would only install the programs you need then add x11 and fluxbox afterwards.

I am excited for this as well:

Quote:
But I plan to release another branch more optimized for servers : Zenwalk Lamp :
- smaller
- with non-preemptive kernel
- with essential LAMP features (Apache, Mysql, PHP)

Can't wait, guys there are doing a GREAT!!! Job.

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RE: Slackware is the best
by hyperion on Sat 31st Dec 2005 09:24 in reply to "Slackware is the best"
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2005-12-30

"This is trully slackware + pacman, but its called netpkg. It has less options, like no removing [that i know of], but you got pkgtool"

NETpkg = Network Package Manager != Pacman
Netpkg also has more options in its field, do "man netpkg"

"Zenwalk does all the steps for you that are usually done [by me] + one more."

You shouldn't compare 1 year of development/improvements done by several people, with post-installation tunnings. This is not fair for Zenwalk developpers ;) Zenwalk is now as far from Slackware as Ubuntu is from Debian.

JP

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RE[2]: Slackware is the best
by Anonymo on Sat 31st Dec 2005 17:17 in reply to "RE: Slackware is the best"
Anonymo Member since:
2005-07-06

well I didn't really mean this to discredit the developers. It's just that Zenwalk is at the stage where I wish Slackware was on the desktop. Zenwalk meets my needs perfectly. It does what I do on slackware afterward/before and even things I wish I could do.

Also, netpkg reminds me of pacman. And I did read man netpkg and know there are more options than "netpkg foo"

I like the way netpkg is simple and meets all dependancies.

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