Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!

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Date: Friday, September 22, 2006 - 6:57 pm

iainduncan@telus.net wrote:

Check out the AUR guidelines:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/New_AUR_user_guidelines

That's about as close as it gets to the bsd ports tree.

> How does Arch compare with somthing like slackware?

It feels very similar.

Installation is similar (test based installed from CD or ftp, about the
same level of complication).

Their are no distro specific GUI configuration tools (a good thing in my
book).

Startup is very minimalist (it doesn't start every daemon in the world
on startup) so it starts fast and doesn't eat all of your RAM.

I tend to like to install only the base system, configure 'pacman'
(arch's version of apt) to use all of the bleeding edge repositories,
then do something along the lines of the following:

#update the base system
pacman -Syu

#add xorg and kde, don't forget to add your gfx driver (xf86-video-foo)
pacman -S xorg kde

#configure xorg
xorgcfg

Then you're more or less ready to go. I've found that it's a fairly
painless install.

later,
Steve

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Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Klaus Kosten, (Sun Sep 24, 11:45 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Sat Sep 23, 8:41 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Sep 25, 1:17 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Drucer Ninetynine, (Fri Sep 22, 10:09 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: Distros these days? What a mess!, Sylvain Robitaille, (Fri Sep 22, 7:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Malte Steiner, (Fri Sep 22, 6:50 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Malte Steiner, (Sat Sep 23, 8:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Stephen Hassard, (Fri Sep 22, 6:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Stephen Hassard, (Fri Sep 22, 6:57 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Distros these days? What a mess!, Hartmut Noack, (Sat Sep 23, 7:33 pm)