Re: Debian is not a "main distro"?
On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 02:37:50AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 09:18:39AM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> > I guess the poster in COLA should check his numbers...
> > As a side note, I would like to know what does Slackware offers that
> > Debian doesn't... perhaps we should try to "market" our distribution to
> > those old Slackware die-hards. Hey, I was one of those a long time ago. ;-)
> Um, not likely.
> "Me? Use a package manager? When hell freezes!"
IIRC, they use "installpkg" to install a Slackware tgz. That does a
"tar -xvzf" and then executes a script from /INSTALL . It would be the
same as using "dpkg -i". Or they can do it the "hard way" (something
ar -x package.deb
tar -C /root -xvzf control.tgz
tar -C / -xvzf data.tgz
(... perhaps we should document that somewhere...)
Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org