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Re: Installing LWP in Slack 8

by nehlwyn (Acolyte)
on Aug 12, 2001 at 20:40 UTC ( #104256=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing LWP in Slack 8

Greetings fellow monk , I was about to make the same answer as the one already done to you when i thought that leaving your counter at 0 answer would be better . It could lead somebody to look at your problem ang give you a better reply than just the questions i was about to ask ... But it looks like you're really not specific enough . Tell us more , particularly about the installing method and the error message you get . One last thing , and it is not a troll , if you use a slackware up to version 8 , why not trying an other distribution that would be less exotic , as now slackware is . Mandrake , to mention only this one that i know , installs LWP by default . And even if RPM suck ( oops bad word ) sometimes , it's generally easy . ( Old slackware is great , a basic system on two floppies and a complete system with twelve , tha's great . But the latest versions ... i'm wondering ... ) . The little one.

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Distro Rant (was Re: Re: Installing LWP in Slack 8)
by strredwolf (Chaplain) on Aug 13, 2001 at 08:05 UTC
    To answer your trollish question:

    I've tried RedHat, Mandrake, and Suse. Redhat gets into your face about five times before letting you do what you want to do. Both are sysadmin UNFRIENDLY, and are geared to the Windows user. Mandrake is baised off of Redhat, which I don't have any hopes for because of that fact. Suse isn't half bad, the installer and setup utility is half intelegent.

    Debian I haven't tried, but if it's any more complicated than Suse and into Redhat, then I wouldn't leave any hope with it.

    I "grew up" with Slack. I like Slack's simplicity. I like how Slack gets out of my way and lets me whack on PPP or Apache or MySQL or PHP or whatever I need to install. It doesn't have a silly-ass package manager that gets in the way. It doesn't have fifty thousand patches to make it secure. Even with the 2 Gig of software it can install, it lets you install whatever you want, and rebuild what you need. Because of that, I'm not frustrated with Slack to the point of taking the nice Wooden Mallet I reserve for spammers and smacking the computer with it.

    Slack gives me slack.

    Want a copy of Slack? I'll burn you one for $7.50 and mail it off to you at no extra charge.


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