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Slax based on Slackware 15.0
I had nothing better to do so I decided to give Slackware 15.0 a try. Slax is no more a KDE-based distro with full applications, so it shouldn't be hard to make a fluxbox-based version from Slackware, right? Well yeah :) I managed to build a working prototype.
For a limited time, it is available only for supporters at patreon.com/slax/
If you wish to test it out, feel free to join the community of supporters with any monthly plan you can afford. You can find the download link to the prototype of Slackware-based version of Slax there.
- It boots into text mode, so login as root and use 'startx' to start the X desktop.
- It supports 'slackpkg' with 'slackpkg+' plugin. This means you should be able to install software from various repositories (preconfigured is official Slackware repository and a SlackOnly repo, which contains most packages from slackbuilds.org).
- As usual with Slackware, dependencies are not tracked, this is something you need to resolve manually. Use slackpkg this way:
slackpkg update slackpkg install YOUR_DESIRED_PACKAGE