Anyone have experience with Slackware? Thoughts, recommendations, tips? Been...

Jaxson Kelly
Jaxson Kelly

Anyone have experience with Slackware? Thoughts, recommendations, tips? Been using it for about a week now on my netbook with LXDE and it's pretty comfy.

All urls found in this thread:
https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide
http://slackbuilds.org/
Juan Sanders
Juan Sanders

Maybe.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott

I use Slackware, with sbopkg its pretty good. Overall really stable. Don't forget to compile your own kernel, since their default JustWerks.jpg huge.s kernel is not needed, as it is a backup that, well, has everything and just works. You generally don't need to do that, but if you are really into customization, might as well. Overall, it made me stop hopping so i give it a

Joseph Garcia
Joseph Garcia

Meme

Nathan Ward
Nathan Ward

it works but so does any other distro. i used it on my old home server for a while.

Landon Rodriguez
Landon Rodriguez

no dependency resolution
trash

Easton Evans
Easton Evans

Back then in 2000-2001, after just a little of dragonlinux, slackware was the first linux I used back then, it taught me lots of POSIX stuff, but I eventually became frustrated by how things are done in it, so it's a great distro to learn the POSIX and UNIX ways. I used it for like 7 years, I have this old IBM 486 in my place that I really love that still has it installed.

But otherwise there are better distros if you just want an operative system for your specific needs (unless your specific need is a very POSIX-UNIX linux distro).

Ryder Cook
Ryder Cook

I quite like that aspect of it actually.

Levi James
Levi James

It actually does if you want it to, i.e there are tools for everything. Or maybe you have never tried it and only know that it doesnt have dependancy resolution, which does if you want it to have it and you can use slapt-get, sbopkg or any other tool that does the job.

Jaxson Hall
Jaxson Hall

sbopkg does make it easier, yes. depends how purist you want to be. I personally use it since I don't see the point in searching for shit sbopkg can find for me if I already know what it is I need.

Colton Bennett
Colton Bennett

Slackware is neat if you have an airgapped system, or are otherwise in a low-connectivity environment, because everything is right there on the DVDs. It's one of the only Linux distros that's actually, meaningfully distributable anymore. Back in 2008 I put Slackware on an old AthXP desktop because nothing else gave me the tools to compile madwifi from source right on the installation media.

On the flip side, you have to manually read security mailing lists and update packages or use because there's no way built in to the OS to update anything whatsoever. Fixing this and shipping Flatpak by default would make it immensely more useful.

Ryder Price
Ryder Price

On the flip side, you have to manually read security mailing lists and update packages or use because there's no way built in to the OS to update anything whatsoever.

man slackpkg

Luke James
Luke James

having to manually hunt down dependencies for each package seems like a pointless waste of time

Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards

They're all on SlackBuilds.org

Jacob Morris
Jacob Morris

Slack was good 20 years ago.

Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood

not using gentoo

Levi Green
Levi Green

mocks one of the last true unix like os with init.
fuck you shill

Hunter Bell
Hunter Bell

Slapt-get/Gslapt. You dont know the difference between your arse and a hole in the ground.

Angel Johnson
Angel Johnson

IT IS THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER MEME DISTRO BUT WITH DIFFERENT PACKAGING METHOD AND PACKAGE MANAGER

Mason Baker
Mason Baker

My Linux distro is so minimalist and barebones I actually send electric signals to my processor manually
Who needs all the other shitty bloat when I can do everything myself

Matthew Garcia
Matthew Garcia

enjoy the recommended 9gb+ bloat install

Julian Carter
Julian Carter

You and i both know that you dont have to do that.
I chose what i wanted to install.

Owen Martin
Owen Martin

enjoy your dependency hell

Kayden Brooks
Kayden Brooks

How so?

Levi Campbell
Levi Campbell

slackware package manager doesn't resolve depedencies

Jason Myers
Jason Myers

Oh my fucking god you seriously have to stop listening to Sup Forums For FULL dep resolution use slapt-get with gslapt if you want gui. There is also the guix package manager. You dont know shit.

Joshua Campbell
Joshua Campbell

so you have to use an unsupported 3rd party tool just to install packages? lol

Evan Evans
Evan Evans

If you are a lazy prick then yes.
Slackpkg will tell you what dependencies you need so throw then in a queue. How many packages do you install each day? 600?

Owen Mitchell
Owen Mitchell

and packages that depend on other packages?

Jace Cox
Jace Cox

What do you think?
I have nothing to argue with you if you enjoy your resolution done for you than great. I dont see how resolving your own deps is such a problem unless you install endless amounts of packages every day. (Which makes you a hypocrite )

Ryder Flores
Ryder Flores

well there's another problem. If you want any package other than whats in slackware (a shit load) you have to get it from alienbob. What happens when he doesn't feel like maintaining his stuff anymore?

Luis Barnes
Luis Barnes

(a shit load)
Haha um no....

Look at slackbuilds that what i use.

Mason Bailey
Mason Bailey

Turns your computer into that old meme of needing to build everything from scratch in order to get the most basic thing working in Linux.

Zachary Butler
Zachary Butler

1) read this -> https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide
2) Download the slackbuilds - > http://slackbuilds.org/
3) Search more SLACKWARE!

Easton Kelly
Easton Kelly

slackbuilds
oh ya more dependencies to manually resolve

James Baker
James Baker

Read it again its the options for running ffmpeg EXACTLY the way you want it. Its not my fault that this notion of customization is beyond your scope of computing. You can download it pre done if you want but why when you can strip hal of the shit out out that you dont need first. Besides slackware current already has it installed so change to the current tree and a precompiled version will appear in your upgrades with everything done for you.

Logan Smith
Logan Smith

You can download it pre done if you want
how?

Isaac Hall
Isaac Hall

It takes some time but it gets rid of the bloat see your other post. If its all too much dont use slackware. Why you so mad?

Jeremiah Rodriguez
Jeremiah Rodriguez

obviously I don't need multiple desktop environments but I do need a shit load of dependencies for programs like pcsx2

Leo Gray
Leo Gray

LEARN HOW TO USE SLACKWARE YOU FUCKING MORON! ITS ON THE VERY PACKAGE MANAGER YOU BASH.

Ryder Edwards
Ryder Edwards

What the fuck garbage software are you installing then? Im not a huge computer nerd but even my ass knows that If I can't download everything I need for a package to work right off its one webpage/repo it's trash. It's not like there aren't 10 different tools and SlackWare specific repos to deal with dependencies. I like having to manage them a bit more closely, I always have and know exactly what dependcies I need, and I don't have to get any that I don't need that can break my shit. I had enough of dependency hell on the mainstream systemdick distros.

Robert Perez
Robert Perez

That reminds me i better get the newer version.

Joshua Cooper
Joshua Cooper

why would I use slackware?

John Gray
John Gray

I dont know. Why would you?

John Russell
John Russell

cool mascot?

Cameron Watson
Cameron Watson

I still member when I went through this process a couple years ago, good times. Slackware is comfy.

Isaiah Lewis
Isaiah Lewis

Oh look the child dumps on slackware because he has to resolve dependencies for a fucking ps2 emulator.

Charles Bell
Charles Bell

you never played ridge racer v?

Brayden Reyes
Brayden Reyes

i used Slackware for about a month in mid 2017
it's extremely bloated and trying to remove random stuff like SeaMonkey resulted in issues
pretty comfy if you don't really care about bloat though, no systemd either

Carson Gutierrez
Carson Gutierrez

Yeah recommended install is big but getting rid of seamonkey shouldnt of resulted in anything except that its gone. Strange.

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