Installing software in user friendly way
Henning Kilset Pedersen
henning at mopo.no
Tue Jul 12 12:14:59 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 12:55 +0100, Lee Braiden wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 Jul 2005 12:52, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> > We need to sit down with users and teach them the easier
> > ways to do things in Ubuntu and Debian. Here are two quick
> > points that should make your life easier:
> > 1) You almost never need to compile source code.
> > 2) You almost never need to install a package using tar and
> > gzip.
> Agreed. Also, if you DO want to install from source, there are debian-/ubunu-
> specific ways of doing it so that the system still understands what you've
> done. make install is harmful.
Yes, it is. Can you elaborate more on those specific ways of doing
things? Is synaptic able to handle this somehow, for instance?
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