Mon, 24 Feb 2003 15:59:39 +0100
My back starts to hurt. Can I stand up now?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erwin Neyt
> Sent: maandag 24 februari 2003 13:47
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: RE: [simpits-chat] Tech...
> That's why most people pay Bill some money and get a nice OS.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Brian Sikkema [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: maandag 24 februari 2003 13:42
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [simpits-chat] Tech...
> > >?!
> > >./configure
> > >make
> > >(su to root)
> > >make-install
> > >Where's the problem?
> > Problem is half the time that doesn't work, you have to screw
> > around with
> > the makefile to get it to work for your specific system, or
> > track down
> > dependencies you don't have and get THEM installed in the
> > right place. And
> > don't get me started on trying to get things working on a
> > system where you
> > dont HAVE SU. RPMs make things nicer, but aren't 100%,
> either. That's
> > another one of my problems that I forgot to mention, about how
> > system-dependent everything is. There are so many distros out
> > there and so
> > many programs need adjustments to work on one they aren't
> > coded specifically
> > for, and most people (including myself) just dont want to
> > screw with it,
> > they want to install their program and run it. The only time
> > that should be
> > taken is the time it takes for the install program to copy
> > the files over,
> > IMHO. But I've never seen a program with so much as an
> > install script, even.
> > It seems like such a simple concept, make a small program
> to install
> > software. But noone in the *nix world seems to want to do
> > that for their
> > software. Probably because they know it wouldnt work 90% of
> the time,
> > because there would be some adjustment to make.
> > Brian
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