Can I use third party packages repositories?

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Yes, of course you are free to add third party repositories (e.g. GSB,, alienbob...) to slapt-get, however, there may be issues.

It is important to remember that Salix does handle package dependencies, however, only for Salix & the 'special' Slackware repositories included in Salix default configuration for gslapt/slapt-get; not for any other third parties for whom we couldn't guarantee any sort of quality or compatibility control.

One is always free to direct gslapt/slapt-get to any third party package repositories. Keep in mind that third party repositories may not: handle dependencies, be of sufficient quality and may not be compatible with Salix. In such a case, you should know what you are doing because you may end up breaking your system.