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Installer? No, thanks!

Installer? No, thanks!

Posted Dec 2, 2004 19:46 UTC (Thu) by Fats (subscriber, #14882)
In reply to: Installer? No, thanks! by debacle
Parent article: A look at Xfce 4.2

Because Windows installers can't do sane dependencies it doesn't mean it has to be a feature of all installers. I don't see why we can't have an installer that retreives debs for perfect integration on a debian machine, rpm for red hat and others, a LSB one if the system is compliant and finally compile from source on other systems.

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Installer? No, thanks!

Posted Dec 3, 2004 7:10 UTC (Fri) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501) [Link]

Here's an installer for you:

cat "deb http://mysite/ a b" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

And then let the user's package management tool (apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, whatever) handle the rest.

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