Linux.com looks at
Slackware's no frills approach to package management. "Unlike
packages made for repository based solutions, like Debian's apt-get and
Fedora's yum, Slackware packages were not designed to be dependency-aware
-- and hardcore Slackware users would have it no other way. Installing
dependencies by hand does have an advantage. It allows an administrator to
remain in control of the libraries and programs installed on the system.
But being one of the oldest distributions has its advantages. Thanks to its
faithful bunch of developers, Slackware has perhaps the largest collection
of package management tools. Let's look at some of them.
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