[SDL] Installation of binary apps on linux... off topic
mattmatteh at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 4 15:26:51 PST 2006
Gerry JJ wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 22:55:03 +0100, matt <mattmatteh at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> why like M$? i dont have a problem with the way gnu/linux apps
>> install. (gentoo)
> WI was just an example, I didn't say we have to clone it. The important
> part is having a standard way of installing non-standard stuff. That way
> distros can install things the way they want to (and add to a database for
> easy, integrated uninstallation and maybe even configuration and patching),
> while developers still have control over what the installer does, install
> options, cd keys, and so on.
> Also, that *you* don't have a problem with the way things work doesn't
> really change the fact that installing binary-only non-distro apps in
> Linux is a mess, both for the developer and the end user. The problems
> start even before you run the installer. Downloading a makeself file
> might show the entire file in the browser window if the server isn't
> configured correctly (since it looks like text), and even when you do get
> to save it it's not saved with execute permissions.
>> osx apps install nicely, just drag it to the applications folder.
> Linux would need an applications folder for that to work..
either make the folder or use /usr/local :)
> ~ Gerry
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