VectorLinux Light got a good review here:http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jamies-mostly-linux-stuff-10006480/gimme-a-light-linux-from-vector-70-10025728/
So I thought - well - never ever did I even look at slackware - THE historic distro.
It installed well enough - text installer or not. So exiting are the times when you go to gslapt and have a look at the packages. Update and have a look....
It looks the repos are in disarray .... I wanted to install Thunar ... not there. thunar-volman is .... but what does that help without Thunar. So it went with other packages ....
So I went into the Irc channel to confirm what I feared - members confirmed that the repos are in a serious state of disarray and can not be used in earnest. I will not open an account at ZDNet to write a response to that review which obviously only went scratch deep - but I certainly would like the folks here to know here that things are not as they should be so they are prepared for it.
No train smash for me - I was just curious and wanted to see what a slackware based distro looks like and how it performs, especially on older hardware.
I am sure you guys will get that fixed and as soon as you have I'll have another go. Still want to test a slackware based distro ...
Good luck with all your endeavours.