Re: Non-Debian Provided Packages
- From: Paul Johnson <baloo@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:58:44 -0700
Miles Fidelman wrote:
Paul Johnson wrote:That's odd...I previously used Sympa for years without problems out of
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.
the Debian package. Debconf does pretty much everything for you.
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