can i delete some of them? where can i find them?
You can... For instance, I dislike the "kdetoys", "kdegames", "kdenetwork", "kdepim" and "kdeedu" package, so I removed them. Usually, you can read what programs are in a 'bulk' package by reading it's package description in for instance gslapt.
That isn't the way we do it. In fact I can't think of a Slackware based distro that does it that way.so it's a usual thing on slac based distro...what is the pro of it? the system is faster?
These are the packages as provided by kde
. They use common libraries, which is why they are bundled. You can take them apart and build every single program as a separate package, but if you build them like this you might loose functionality in your programs, and it's a lot of work. I tried it some time ago with "kdemultimedia", but lost the ability to preview movies in konqueror.
why some pks are built together and some not (kaffeine, dolphin..)?
These packages are not part of a bulk package.
and how can i do with those apps that i can't find in the official repos?
You can look for them at www.linuxpackages.net
. Make sure you search for slackware 11 packages, as that is what vl 5.8 is built on.
what about all the other repos?
I never tried them. But Slackware, Slacky and Linuxpackages should be relatively safe as long as Slack11 packages are used. Keep in mind that Slackware doesn't use dependency info though.
One that IS pretty nice IMO is the vectorlinux testing repository.
it's hard to compile in VL?
No, usually it's quite easy, as a lot of the stuff needed to compile is already there, IF you chose the "dev" package during install. If not, you can get the packages in it (gcc, gcc-g++, autotools) from the repository or install the dev package from the cd. Some programs are hard to compile on any system though, because of how they were written/designed.