[kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?
adamglauser at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 08:21:08 EST 2010
William Park wrote:
> - Slackare uses 'tar.xz' (was: 'tar.gz') as container. It usually
> has a script to do things after extracting the tarball, mostly
> creating symlinks. This is simple, fast, transparent, and robust.
> Again, an order of magnitude faster than other distro, in terms of
> cpu time and user time.
> - Slackware depends less on online depository. So, you download
> original source, compile, install to DESTDIR, make ".txz" package,
> and finally install to system. You can install directly into
> system after compiling, but that would make uninstalling
> difficult. Slackware has no "dependency" issue, at all. Again,
> saving me time.
The thing I like most about Debian and its kin is the repository.
Having one mechanism to manage security patches to packages is the
killer app for Linux over Windows as far as I am concerned. This
probably applies to the Red Hat family now too, given the advent of yum.
How does Slackware approach this problem, if at all?
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