[PD] i had a dream ...

Marc Lavallée odradek at videotron.ca
Sun Nov 2 11:16:25 CET 2003

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 04:23:30AM -0500, Larry Troxler wrote:

> It seems that you either have to install everything using RPMs, 
> or forget RPMs entirely and install everything from what ever you 
> find on the author's web sites. Lately I find it's much simpler 
> to take the second approach. Certainly if someone has had some luck 
> combining the two methods, I'd like to hear some details of how 
> they go about it.

In my early years as a Linux user, I was not using package management 
like rpm, I was simply compiling and installing (./configure;make;make 
install). It was fun, because I was able to try many obscure softwares 
very quickly, but the my computer became very messy and I was unable to 
keep track of what I installed. Using package management is better.

For PD, it is possible to survive without package management, but it can
get messy real quick. I'm still in the process of building a rpm for most
CVS externals, and I'm glad I did because it really is a pain to compile 
that CVS mess. Sadly, I'm still fighting with complicated (and 
buggy) softwares like Gem and pdp/pidip.


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