Newbie Install Question
squareyes at optusnet.com.au
Sat Mar 19 06:49:47 UTC 2005
Rich Rudnick wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 13:42 -0600, Tab Gilbert wrote:
>>If I spoke the "language" I am sure could articulate myself better.
>>No, I do not enjoy this but expected a certain amount of "learning"
>>to occur. I just thought it would be a little more user friendly.
>>Installing a simple program should not be so major and I am surpised
>>there is not a real step-by-step instruction list that I can find. If
>>I could ever figure this stuff out I would be glad to post it on the
>>Ubuntu site cause this is just a normal problem for a newbie.
>What you're trying to do is never really going to be a 'newbie friendly'
>operation. Compiling programs (the configure, make, sudo make install
>process James Grey described) is not something that is going to be
>amenable to 'step by step' instructions, since each program has it's own
>dependencies, quirks, bugs, documentation errors, etc, etc, and each of
>these things will change how the program gets compiled. That's what a
>linux distribution does for you -- the maintainers figure out how the
>program needs to be compiled so you don't have to :)
>You might be better off describing just what you want the program to do
>for you; maybe someone can recommend one already in ubuntu that will do
for most things you would better off using Synaptic for installing
for configuration try "System Configuration" in the Computer menu (if
you are using Warty)
Have a look at URL below, may help.
I tried to make it from my experience as a newbie.
Once you get a handle on Ubuntu you won't want to go back to Windows.
More information about the ubuntu-users