On distribution of Linux programs. In response to the painful article (in Polish, sorry), I’d like to touch the topic of a handy and easy way to install programs under Linux. First and the highest accusation to the current status quo is the impossibility to install the binary package on any Linux distribution, enabling, for [...]
Archive of 'Software managers'
[ Friday, 6 March 2009, wiktorw ]
[ Tuesday, 30 September 2008, patpi ]
PackageKit is a system designed to make installing and updating software on your computer easier. The primary design goal is to unify all the software graphical tools used in different distributions. KPackageKit is the KDE interface for PackageKit. Today we talk with Packagekit-Qt and KpackageKit developers about new emerging possibilities in process of managing software [...]
[ Friday, 23 November 2007, P2O2 ]
Certainly most of the Linux users would like to have their systems fully optimized for their rigs but do not have the stamina or enough knowledge to play with the Gentoo installation paradigm. But here comes the rescue — an apt-build goody available under every distro armed with the big gun – APT package manager. [...]
[ Sunday, 4 November 2007, mikrobart ]
You already know Pacman, the Archlinux software manager. Now it’s time to meet AUR and yaourt, the extra tools that can bring a fistful of apps on your desktop within just a few console commands. This article is part of the “Arch tools” series on polishlinux.org.
[ Friday, 26 October 2007, mikrobart ]
We are starting a short series of articles aiming to describe the key administration tools and packages used in Archlinux distribution. Today we are taking a closer look at Pacman — the Arch’s package manager of choice.
[ Saturday, 14 October 2006, michuk ]
There is one huge difference between the free and non-free software that has very practical implications. This difference is dependencies between single software packages. What do they have to do with the free software philosophy and why you should not be afraid of them? Read on to find this out.
[ Friday, 14 July 2006, michuk ]
Installing software in GNU/Linux looks quite different to the way you’re probably used to from Microsoft Windows. In this howto you will learn how to install packages, compile from sources and run binary installers.