Wed Apr 27 15:00:08 NZST 2005
On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 21:16 +0200, A. Pagaltzis wrote:
> * Oliver Jones <oliver@d...> [2005-04-26 12:35]:
> > No nifty tools to upgrade versions or patch bugs. You could
> > run the setup tools and install something still on the CD but
> > that was about it.
> curl ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/ChangeLog.txt
> man upgradepkg
Sure, now there are tools. I'm not so sure abouts 9 years ago though.
> In short, you can very well do without any dependency management,
> without a large package repository, building stuff from source,
> and you can still have package management, and get all the
> vital benefits, though not all the convenience.
Sure. And distros like gentoo are entirely source based and have great
tools to facilitate building & upgrading etc. I wasn't talking about
today. I was talking about the past where these tools didn't exist or
were not as well known. Also, I was a newbie back then and have much
to learn about Linux. Installing and running Linux is a very different
experience these days. Much more newbie friendly.
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