Slackware guest on Linux-Vserver

Linux-Vserver is an open source software which acts as a virtual private server implementation done by adding operating system-level virtualization capabilities to the Linux kernel.

This means that all guests share the same kernel and they don't need to provide hardware support.

The purpose of this note is to show how to setup a guest based on Slackware into a Slackware host. What follows was tested on Slackware 14.2, 14.1, 14.0, 13.37 and 13.1 (both 32b and 64b). I will assume that you have a Linux-Vserver box working. You can find here a quick and easy howto concerning Linux-Vserver installation and configuration (patching the kernel + utils-vserver installation).

Setting up Tex on Mediawiki (Slackware)

Texvc allows to insert Tex formulas into your page dinamically creating PNG images for you.

This note tries to remaind the required packages and the main steps to follow to have Tex working inside a MediaWiki and a Slackware OS. At the end I will present some troubleshooting.

This howto was tested on Slackware versions 12.0 and 13.37.

Slackware RSS feeds


A new collection of Slackware RSS feeds starting from v. 12.1 to -current are now available at They are generated by Slacklog, which provides a program and a library to convert a Slackware ChangeLog into other formats like RSS.

The Slackware changelogs are checked every 10 minutes against mirror.