true but i'm not really worrying about it. Porteus supposed to be small and fast, containing only necessary apps (pocket OS - same as slax). you can extend it's features by additional modules but full blown hd installation is not the main goal here.In terms of availability slackware does not seem to offer as much packages as debian
if you need that functionality then better go with distros designated for it like debian, *buntu, fedora, suse, mandriva/mageia, etc.
having a large repo is always a nice thing (users can have a choice) but maintaining thousands of packages would be too much for us at the moment i guess.
i would rather focus on smaller number of apps available and making sure that they are up to date and working as expected.
should be possible as some time ago i have used PClinuxOS as a base system for Porteus:What is nice about porteus is that it is simple and fast. I would like to have that on the top of a debian system.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4pqrZD3 ... yDJRwMSANn
anyway - this was only a proof of concept.
Debian has some nice live distros out there like crunchbang - maybe worth trying?