ConnochaetOS slack-n-free repo

Many GNU/Linux enthusiasts had contact with with the Slackware GNU/Linux distro and appreciate it's clear structure. Slackware follows the Unix and KISS principles very strictly.

Slackware is the oldest surviving and still maintained GNU/Linux distro out there. For experienced GNU/Linux users Slackware is very simple to administrate. That's why many GNU/Linux users prefer the simplicity of Slackware over GUI driven configuration wizards

Unfortunately Slackware does not have a clear policy about what software can be included, and nonfree blobs are included in Linux, the kernel.

There are sevceral fully free distros which are based on popular GNU/Linux Distros, for example Trisquel, which is based on Ubuntu, BLAG is based on RedHat/Fedora and Parabola GNU/Linux is based on Arch. But curiously there is no fully free Slackware equivalent.

Although ConnochaetOS is only available for 32 bit the slack-n-free repo comes in AMD 64 bit flavour as well. So if you are using 64 bit Salix/Slackware it is possible to transform it into a free distro with the slack-n-free repo

You can find the repo at https://connochaetos.org/slack-n-free/

The Changelog is available as TXT (32 bit, 64 bit) or as RSS (32 bit,64 bit)

The usual “generic” and “huge” kernel builds are available vor i686 (32 bit) and amd64 (x86_64, 64) bit.

Depending on future interest there may be additionally and liberated packages available for Slackware later.

Hint: The binary packages are signed with a GPG key. You can download the public key at https://connochaetos.org/slack-n-free/GPG-KEY

As of 05/13/2014 the slack-n-free repo is compatible with the slapt-get package manager for Slackware compatible distros. To use slack-n-free with slapt-get add the following line to your slapt-getrc

For Slackware 14.2

32 bit:

SOURCE=https://www.connochaetos.org/slack-n-free/slack-n-free-14.2/

64 bit:

SOURCE=https://www.connochaetos.org/slack-n-free/slack-n-free64-14.2/

For Slackware 14.1

32 bit:

SOURCE=https://www.connochaetos.org/slack-n-free/slack-n-free-14.1/

64 bit:

SOURCE=https://www.connochaetos.org/slack-n-free/slack-n-free64-14.1/