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Woof soon to support Slackware

February 04, 2009 — BarryK
I have been very busy the last couple of days, expanding Woof Unleashed to build from Slackware 12.2 binary packages.

A lot more work than the move from Ubuntu to Debian, as the packages are very different.

The end result though, is there is just one file that has to be changed to move between distros, that has a package-selection table plus some repo URL specs.

Right now the 2createpackages script is running and then I'll build the first live-CD.



Username: Pizzasgood
"So Woof just piggybacks on whatever distro it feels like. What a slacker... :n_n: (Sorry, couldn't pass that one up)

Username: big_bass
"Any step toward slackware is a good one are you using the 12.2 kernel also ?

Updating Linux kernel
Username: Terryphi
"Another thought: Will it be possible to include a script to update the Linux kernel from a repository?

Whither Woof?
Username: drongo
"I realise that it is very early days to be asking this, but I will anyway. Will there be multiple Woofs? (e.g. SlackWoof, DebianWoof, UbuntuWoof, RedWoof, SUSEWoof - might have to be more creative with the names to avoid copyright/trademark problems) Will Woof have to have its kernel recompiled and upgraded to track the parent distro? Could you ever have a Woof that took packages from depositories from multiple distros or would there be too many filesystem and kernel incompatibilities for this to work?

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