Am I wasting my time with Red Hat?

Christian Herzyk christian at
Mon Mar 24 10:21:31 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kde-admin at [mailto:kde-admin at]On Behalf Of
> Bern
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 5:07 PM
> To: kde at
> Subject: Re: [kde] Am I wasting my time with Red Hat?
> On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 1:47 am, Christian Herzyk wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > Don't know Slackware too well, but I don't think that it's packet
> > management is in the same league as Debains or Gentoos.
> >
> > Christian
> >
> The thing about slack is that 99.9% of the time source code just
> compiles, no
> muss, no fuss, no need for package management.

I didn't talk about precompiled packages only.
Is there a system in Slackware that takes care of getting all the tgzs you
need to install but don't have yet? For example you want to compile kde but
don't have alsa or qt installed yet? Do you have to care about
getting/installing them or does Slackware take care of that?
In Gentoo you only have to 'emerge kde' and you will end up with a system
capable of running KDE (so probably some configuring is still needed, e.g.
X) no matter what you had installed before.


PS: As this is getting really OT you should perhaps reply to
christian at . Thanks

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