What difference between Porteus 3.2 vs Slackware?

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What difference between Porteus 3.2 vs Slackware?

Post#1 by xenos » 01 Nov 2016, 18:31

Afaik, Porteus is based on Slackware, Porteus Kiosk based on Gentoo,

What difference actually between Porteus eg.3.2rc5 vs Slackware 14.2?

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Re: What difference between Porteus 3.2 vs Slackware?

Post#2 by Bogomips » 01 Nov 2016, 23:06

brokenman wrote:It would be really nice if people could become more autonomous when learning. Porteus is based on slackware. Anything outside of modularity you can read about in the slackware documentation.
Here is meant Slackware 14.2 for v3.2.
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Re: What difference between Porteus 3.2 vs Slackware?

Post#3 by francois » 05 Nov 2016, 14:10

Porteus desktop edition whatever the version is always based on slackware current. This distribution is a minimalist version of slackware which is packed to be portable and fast booting and weighing around 200 Mb whatever the desktop. Thus all the basic packages and dependencies coming with slackware full install cannot be on the porteus version. Some packages are unique to porteus and has been built by our developpers. If you want to know what are the packages installed on your porteus edition:
cd /var/log/packages/

If you want to compare to the slackware full install do the same command on a full install or search the net. There might be a package list of the full install somewhere.

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