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Old 05-07-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
pleasehelpme
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Red face Auto source installation ?


I dont like to compile source code and make and install all the times cause i am so lazy.....but when there aint any pakage manage like rpm or deb available and also no much time to do it.
therefore,i really hope to have a program that will automaticaly install from any source lin tar.gz or somethings...

where to look for such software ??
thanks


 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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There is a tool called autopackage thats good for installing software. An alternative would be to use a distro such as arch or gentoo and maybe even freebsd because although you have to compile the software, the procedure is mostly automated and depndencies automaticlly resolved.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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Geez, just how hard is it to type ./configure make make install ?
 
Old 05-07-2005, 01:07 PM   #4
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Gentoo has, IMHO, the best package management system out there, and it builds from source. I would seriously consider it.
 
  


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