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Revision 9 . . (edit) December 14, 2001 1:06 am by Malcolm Farmer
Revision 8 . . December 14, 2001 12:47 am by The ansible [Slackware doesn't use packages.]
Revision 7 . . December 13, 2001 9:10 am by (logged).140.22.xxx
Revision 6 . . (edit) October 8, 2001 3:41 am by EdwardOConnor [copyediting]

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Slackware takes a different approach than other popular distributions such as Red Hat, Debian, SuSE, and Mandrake Linux. There is a disdain for packages, where related files are grouped together and managed as one entity. For example, even a simple application such as cron? would be packaged as a set of files containing the executable?, documentation, and configuration files. While this can make installing a new application relatively simple, Slackware users feel that packages limit their flexibility.

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