Posted by: Anonymous
on June 06, 2008 09:29 PM
"It is also one of the few distributions where everything compiles correctly from source and has most the needed dependencies already installed."
This is a killer feature in my opinion: no -dev packages. I occasionally found with Debian that ./configure options for packages (ircd-hybrid springs to mind) leave a lot to be desired so I'd decide to roll my own... then spend more time apt-getting -dev packages than the actual build takes. None of this pain with Slack... and if you don't like Pat's ./configure options (can't recall this happening) the Slackbuilds and original source are on the FTP mirrors to easily create your own package with the options of your choosing.