>I 'm getting headaches from the rpm-system. I'd like to move over to
I just made this switch (to Slackware 9) and i'm very happy with it.
I've had no problems compiling any audio apps so far, and have been
using a utility called 'checkinstall' to build slack packages instead of
just doing 'make install', which makes it a bit easier to keep track of
what is installed etc.