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Re: To choose init in debian?

Postby HuangLao » 2017-08-09 18:08

deborah-and-ian wrote:
Snake94 wrote:I just want to ask if debian has in their plans to change init or at least give to choose during the installation that init wants to install.

Debian doesn't, but you'll be quite happy here:
https://devuan.org/
http://www.slackware.org/
https://www.dragora.org/
http://gentoo.org/


an easier transition to Slackware could be SalixOS. https://salixos.org/
Or just jump straight into Slackland http://www.slackware.com/
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Re: To choose init in debian?

Postby Lysander » 2017-08-09 18:30

HuangLao wrote:an easier transition to Slackware could be SalixOS. https://salixos.org/
Or just jump straight into Slackland http://www.slackware.com/
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Good information, thanks. At some point in my life I want to get into Slackware, I don't mind if it's in ten years, but it's a geeky intention of mine. I hadn't heard of Salix, it looks like a good go-between. I'm very happy with Debian for the foreseeable future.
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Re: To choose init in debian?

Postby HuangLao » 2017-08-09 20:44

Lysander wrote:
Good information, thanks. At some point in my life I want to get into Slackware, I don't mind if it's in ten years, but it's a geeky intention of mine. I hadn't heard of Salix, it looks like a good go-between. I'm very happy with Debian for the foreseeable future.


Most welcome...i mainly run Slackware/Salix and Debian (Debian to keep my eyes on systemd). Feel free to ask me questions either here, or over at linuxquestions.org or https://forum.salixos.org/ . Most of the info people have heard about Slackware is either blatantly false or was true in its earliest versions. It is no harder then Debian and with some respects easier.
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Re: To choose init in debian?

Postby Lysander » 2017-08-10 10:17

HuangLao wrote:
Lysander wrote:
Good information, thanks. At some point in my life I want to get into Slackware, I don't mind if it's in ten years, but it's a geeky intention of mine. I hadn't heard of Salix, it looks like a good go-between. I'm very happy with Debian for the foreseeable future.


Most welcome...i mainly run Slackware/Salix and Debian (Debian to keep my eyes on systemd). Feel free to ask me questions either here, or over at linuxquestions.org or https://forum.salixos.org/ . Most of the info people have heard about Slackware is either blatantly false or was true in its earliest versions. It is no harder then Debian and with some respects easier.


Interesting, I'll hold you to that, thank you. Watch this space [or those ones].

EDIT: Had a go with Salix live Xfce. It's the sort of thing that I could definitely get my head around, and enjoy the learning curve of, but I don't have the time to do so at the moment. Sound didn't work off the bat, a lot of software I use was not in the repos [e.g. Inxi, Screenfetch, Neofetch, Audacious and Chromium I couldn't find through gslapt package manager], and I would have to look into compiling some things. I'm sure it's doable, but not at present.
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