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Old 11-13-2004, 04:18 AM   #1
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Grass maddness


After a fun filled day of learning, I decided I'd like to dwonload the grass GIS software from the net and run it on FC2.
Turns out, I go to the grass homepage, and it has some GNU/Linux binaries. Only I try to do an rpm -Uvh and it gets me 7-8 dependencies. Yikes. SO I download all the extra RPM's lying around on their fedora folder, try to install them all with their own independent rpm -Uvh's (This is already getting monotonously annoying), and those freaking dependencies have dependencies. What on earth are these guys thinking? Can anyone explain how this is the least bit idealistic? Who in their right mind programs something like GRASS (which is rather impressive looking) and does not combine most of what it needs in the precompiled binairy, therefore making the installation process a complete major pain in the nether-regans of the body? Something only an anal retentive psycho like myself has the patiance to do until it finally works?

And after you explain this to me, could you bash it into my skull with a 100 kg sledgehammer, repeatedly, until I accept the reasoning?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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yea the problem is it doesn't look like this one has been added to apt repositories yet
but you can use APT/YUM to install the dependancies you need at least !!!!!

installing from rpm ala 1983 DUMB !
statically compiled binaries HUGE !
shared resources essential and SMART.

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Old 11-13-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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yes programmers that use more and more and more and more and more libarys piss me off. It wouldent be so bad if programmers would use from a limited set of librarys or at least a standard location for them would be nice.



OHH AND BY THE WAY THE NEXT PERSON TO USE A PARTICUALR LIBRARY THAT HAS TO DO WITH JAVA AND TCL THAT IS COMBINED AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.


IM COMMIING TO KILL YOU I HATE THIS LIBRARY IT HAS NO PLACE IN A PROGRAM PLEASE STOP FREEKING USING IT IT CANNOT BE LOCATED ON THE WEB AT ALL PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DONT USE THIS ONE I DONT REMEBER WHAT IT IS BUT I WILL SAY NOW THAT IF YOU USE IT I WILL CURSE YOU


sorry for that but damn i hate that son of a female dog library.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 12:57 AM   #4
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I'm not able to do much with apt and yum. I'll search for stuff with them but it hardly ever finds anything usefull.
More repositories is my guess? That's just it; I don't know.

It's taking me hours to get a GIS installed that I already downloaded!
Learn this! Learn that!
"Oh - "excuse, good excuse, even a GREAT wonderfull LOVELY exuse!"
This boils down to:
"You really should know all about this wonderfull stuff we made to help you out - it's really cool and all - before we'll let you install grass. It's just so WONDERFULL - How could you not understand?"
"Have a nice day "

sigh... I can't get those dependencies installed with apt. What should I do? I just don't know! (can't pull answers out of thin-air! Even if I try really hard!)

Too bad installing something with a single download/click is morally wrong.
...knock me with that sledgehammer one more time! Ready? ...Go!
... thanks in advance! (and I'm not being sarcastic with that one, really).
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:42 AM   #5
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Since I'm finding rpm software installation to be such a complete pain, could someone explain how I could use something like yum or apt-get to get a final result of an installation of grass? Yum searches don't find the dependencies, so how do I know what repository to add so that it finds them? (I don't even know if that's what I should do, actually)
 
  


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