Packages, that are different from Slackware

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Here is a list of packages, present in both Salix and Slackware repositories and the reasons Salix is using a different build:

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Salix 14.2

  • elilo: Minor tweaks to eliloconfig.
  • hplip: No QT GUI.
  • lilo: Salix artwork. Minor tweaks to liloconfig.
  • mozilla-firefox: Using the latest ESR version.
  • sysvinit-scripts: Tweaked for boot speedup. Colorized boot messages. Autostart feature for every executable file in /etc/rc.d/.
  • v4-utils: No QT GUI.
  • wpa_supplicant: No QT GUI.

Salix 14.1

  • elilo: Minor tweaks to eliloconfig.
  • hplip: No QT GUI.
  • lilo: Salix artwork. Minor tweaks to liloconfig.
  • mozilla-firefox: Using the latest ESR version.
  • sysvinit-scripts: Tweaked for boot speedup. Colorized boot messages. Autostart feature for every executable file in /etc/rc.d/.
  • v4-utils: No QT GUI.
  • wpa_supplicant: No QT GUI.

Salix 14.0

  • gst-plugins-good: Many more plugins, that are essential for gstreamer actually being of any use, are included.
  • hplip: No QT GUI.
  • lilo: Salix artwork. Minor tweaks to liloconfig.
  • mozilla-firefox: Using the latest ESR version.
  • p11-kit: Built with support for engine_pkcs11.
  • sqlite: tcl support is broken in the Slackware package (32-bit only)
  • sysvinit-scripts: Tweaked for boot speedup. Colorized boot messages. Autostart feature for every executable file in /etc/rc.d/.
  • v4-utils: No QT GUI.
  • wpa_supplicant: No QT GUI.

Salix 13.37

  • hplip: No QT GUI.
  • libvorbis: Using the aotuv version instead, provides better quality encodes. Fully compatible with the official library version.
  • lilo: Slackware package repackaged with different artwork. Minor tweaks to liloconfig.
  • mozilla-firefox: Using the latest ESR version.
  • shadow: Patched the Slackware package for fixing a bug where the environment was not set correctly with su.
  • sysvinit-scripts: Tweaked for boot speedup. Colorized boot messages. Autostart feature for every executable file in /etc/rc.d/.
  • wicd: The Slackware package is broken.
  • wpa_supplicant: No QT GUI.
  • xfce: Mount vfat devices with thunar using utf8 by default.

Salix 13.1

  • cups: Patched for behaving with gnome-vfs.
  • gst-plugins-good: The Slackware package has no support for using audio/video with a webcam.
  • libvorbis: Using the aotuv version instead, provides better quality encodes. Fully compatible with the official library version.
  • lilo: Slackware package repackaged with different artwork. Minor tweaks to liloconfig.
  • mozilla-firefox: Using the latest ESR version.
  • pkgtools: The pkgtools package is available, but Salix is using spkg as default, however the original pkgtools are included even in the spkg-pkgtools package. Spkg is written in C and is much faster, see their website
  • sc: The slackware package doesn't really work (x86_64 only)
  • shadow: Patched the Slackware package for fixing a bug where the environment was not set correctly with su.
  • sysvinit-scripts: Tweaked for boot speedup. Colorized boot messages. Autostart feature for every executable file in /etc/rc.d/.
  • hplip: No QT GUI.
  • wavpack: Newer version.
  • wicd: The Slackware package is broken.
  • wpa_supplicant: No QT GUI.
  • xf86-video-intel: Offer both 2.11.0 and 2.9.1 versions of the driver. The older driver is needed for PCs with intel cards that fail to work with KMS with kernel 2.6.33.4.
  • xfce: Patched mousepad for fixing a bug with the Find text tool.

Salix 13.0

  • libvorbis: Using the aotuv version instead, provides better quality encodes. Fully compatible with the official library version.
  • lilo: Slackware package repackaged with different artwork. Minor tweaks to liloconfig.
  • mozilla-firefox: Using the latest ESR version.
  • pkgtools: The pkgtools package is available, but Salix is using spkg as default, however the original pkgtools are included even in the spkg-pkgtools package. Spkg is written in C and is much faster, see their website
  • shared-mime-info: Support for xz compressed files.
  • sysvinit-scripts: Some code added to support splashy at bootup. Autostart feature for every executable file in /etc/rc.d/ added.
  • hplip: No QT GUI.
  • wavpack: Newer version.
  • wicd: The Slackware package is broken.
  • wpa_supplicant: No QT GUI.
  • xfce: Newer exo that fixes several problems.
  • xfce4-power-manager: Newer version.