hpr3303 :: Slackware on RaspberryPi
An alternative to raspberrypi os
Hosted by Brian in Ohio on 2021-03-31 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
raspberry pi, slackware.
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a little history
- slackware on arm started by stuart winter in 2002
- became an official port of slackware in 2009
- lots of info at the video podcast on youtube
why choose slackware
- can do minimal installs easy
- stable and secure
who should avoid slackware
- unwilling or unable to read and follow directions
- if you think your leet when you use apt instead of apt-get
- if you think commands like dd are 'scary'
- there is no official port of slackware arm to raspberrypi
- i think this is because of raspberrypi has a non standard way of booting compared to most arm devices
- community has stepped in
on the slackware documentation project website there are 'manual' install projects
- took a while, had to download firmware from the raspberrypi project itself
- quite a bit of cleanup
- this is the guide if you want slackware on a pi-zero
link to the sarpi project
- guy named phil project lead, started in 2012
- the sarpi project is also a manual process
- even if you don't do this you should look at the website content, this is the way to do a tutorial
- after you download the sources this install is exactly like any other slackware install
- when you get to the package selection its easy to customize
- you have a complete development environment
- be prepared to up your search foo
- many packages can be built from slackbuilds
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