On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Niall James O'Higgins wrote:
> I've been reading this thread for a while and I have to say it's
> annoyed me considerably.
>> I think Slackware is an excellent distro. Its small, quick to setup
> and comes with the latest software.
>> Unlike Mandrake, RedHat, etc it doesnt install gigs of crap you
> don't want and doesnt have any of the RPM dependency bullshit. Less
> crap installed means less potential security holes.
'Fluff' is a completely seperate argument, and I'd agree with you,
its awfully difficult to install RedHat without tonnes of fluff.
However, that still doesnt excuse Slackware.
"RPM dependency bullshit": errmmm... dependencies are a good thing.
The problem is that RedHat doesnt provide an easy way to help the
admin resolve them. Debian does by default (apt), and apt is also
available for RedHat now.
> RedHat is OK but you get into dependency hell
Dependency hell is better than No-Dependency hell. (eg see Windows
> In saying that, RedHat, Mandrake, Debian and all the rest have
> their place - each to their own and thats fine by me. Just don't
> spout off about specific distros being "crap" because they don't
> suit your needs.
Try maintaining a slackware box for any length of time.
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