Installing software in user friendly way

Henning Kilset Pedersen henning at
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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