Have you installed Slackware yet, son?

Have you installed Slackware yet, son?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    open bob

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      my campus had bob dobbs in all the best weed smoking spots
      seeing him was like a welcome sign that said it was safe to smoke here

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I slack on my 'wares, how's that dad?

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes, I installed it back in 1996 and haven't used it since

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      A lot has changed in 28 years. Give it another go.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sort of. I use Salix on a shittop that I rarely turn on, and sometimes I boot into a Porteus flash drive when I'm traveling abroad and don't want to bring my beater laptop anywhere unsafe.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i liked it but multilib is a pain in the ass. it's also one of the few distros that's blazing fast on anything for some reason, i don't know how or why.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Multilib is piss easy, especially if you use slackpkg+
      https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:multilib
      If you don't want to use slackpkg+ it's also very easy
      >SLACKVER=15.0
      >mkdir multilib
      >cd multilib
      >lftp -c "open http://slackware.nl/people/alien/multilib/ ; mirror -c -e ${SLACKVER}"
      >cd ${SLACKVER}
      >upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
      >upgradepkg --install-new slackware64-compat32/*-compat32/*.t?z

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        the absolute state

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          whaaaah I have to do stuff myself

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Tried it last year, thought it was shit... but then again I have a bias to hate obscure distros.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What was it with Slackware you didn't like?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Slackware isn't obscure. Its probably the mother of all modern distros

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It is the mother of almost no modern distros. Slackware may be old, but it's also incel, autistic, and neet.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        it's the mommy of openSUSE :3

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This isn't the mid 2000s papa, you're in 2024 now.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yes and Slackware is still going strong. If it was useless garbage it would have been gone.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    tempted to try it again as a base system and just use distrobox for the other slop that like daily updates

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    been too busy with everything else, btw slackware was mentioned irl 1999

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >you must install all distro packages unless you're a dependencies expert
    >you must build slackbuilds as root

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >you must build slackbuilds as root
      That's a good thing

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Exposing your OS integrity to build bugs is a good thing
        Explain?

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i prefer having portage instead, at the very least

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    using it right now bob

    Posted from my Slackbox

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >have to install multiple third party shit just to make it usable

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's usable by default.

  14. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    anyone b***hing about running shit as root go contribute and change it theres litterally nothing stopping it from being more secure than people giving a flying frick and doing the work but youre all a bunch of lazy asses that want instant gratification with zero fricking effort

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      youre crazy if you think anyone on IQfy is competent enough to write a wrapper

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >go contribute and change
      Lol. The slackbuild people actively reject any such contribution or suggestion. Meanwhile every other major distro builds as non-root for obvious reasons.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        make your own slac build spinoff you dont need their holy authority to do anything in linux ever

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          second note you can probably use yocto to build packages

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >just fork the main community repo
          That sounds like an insane amount of work. I'd rather just use a sane distro.

          second note you can probably use yocto to build packages

          >just effectively use another distro on top of Slackware
          Nice quads. See above.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >non-root for obvious reasons.
        Yes, the reason being pajeets and infantile lackwits use linux now.
        You're celebrating the computer equivalent of handicap ramps.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          We're hitting levels of cope that shouldn't even be possible. Even if upstream is trustworthy (many obviously are), accidents and bugs do happen. What sane package maintainer wouldn't use least privilege? Why does literally every other major distro build as non-root? The core Slackbuild people are either lazy, ignorant, or incompetent.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            People like you never should have been let into the world of computers. You literally bring everything down. You are the unwashed masses that ruined everything.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >Only big brains can understand why running as root is bad, except for when you're building software. Oh, and every other distro is wrong. Only we are right. No, we can't explain it to you. Just trust us guy, we're really smart.
            Still waiting for a rational explanation.

  15. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I run an ST, the original Slack computer.

  16. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I've never run anything else for 10+ years, since I started using linux. My perception of what linux is actually like appears notably skewed at times

  17. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    i think i updated mine 2-3 yrs ago
    is it time to update again?

  18. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I set up a twenty million dollar business on Slackware servers.
    I made ~$6k/mo contract.
    That was pre-Obama money though so it wasn't a bad gig

  19. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Installed it a couple years ago, got annoyed with it, and went back to Debian.

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