Woof soon to support Slackware

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.

Posted on 4 Feb 2009, 13:14


Posted on 4 Feb 2009, 13:51 by eprv
This is a bright solution nothing could be better than that

Posted on 4 Feb 2009, 23:33 by dogone
Perhaps I'm simply late to realize the fact, but I believe Woof could prove a true revolution in Linux land. I'm very eager to see it in action!

Posted on 5 Feb 2009, 4:37 by Pizzasgood
So Woof just piggybacks on whatever distro it feels like. What a slacker...

(Sorry, couldn't pass that one up)

Posted on 5 Feb 2009, 13:48 by big_bass
Any step toward slackware is a good one are you using the 12.2 kernel also ?

Posted on 5 Feb 2009, 15:43 by Terryphi
Live-CD - Ubuntu packages?
I am particularly interested in a version using Ubuntu packages. I realise that the intention is to be able to use packages from various distros but will the next Live-CD still be built using Ubuntu packages - or a version available that is built using Ubuntu packages?

Posted on 5 Feb 2009, 16:05 by Terryphi
Updating Linux kernel
Another thought:

Will it be possible to include a script to update the Linux kernel from a repository?

Posted on 5 Feb 2009, 16:24 by drongo
Whither Woof?
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?