Re: Non-Debian Provided Packages
- From: Chris Burkhardt <chris@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 22:46:40 -0600
Miles Fidelman wrote:
Paul Johnson wrote:
Jason C. Wells wrote:While I love apt for most things, I've installed lots of non-debian
Is it advisable to install non-Debian provided packages?Generally, not advisable. OOo3 is in experimental right now if you're
For example .deb files are out for openoffice3 but they haven't made
their way to lenny yet. It seems like the Sun provided .deb files
aren't quite so slick with handling dependencies. That or I am
missing some important bit of understanding on how .debs work.
looking for the Debian package for that.
packages, using the basic configure; make; make install approach. For
many packages, that's the only way to get the latest version. I've yet
to get Sympa to work from its .deb, for example.
If you go that route, I'd suggest something like stow to keep everything tidy
and easy to uninstall:
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