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Old 29. May 2009, 07:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
bk_7312
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Originally Posted by debtboy View Post
Installing software from packages is very easy on the command line,
but there is usually some kind of GUI available also.
Either way installing packages is distro dependent,
(.rpm, .deb, etc...) while installing from source is universal for all.

I will demonstrate compiling and installing a third party application
from source in the next few days on the command line thread.
This is a very simple process, just a few commands.
Cool, can't wait for the next lesson! Does this mean we can install packages designed for other distros (or even other window managers) into any Linux we want to as long as we have the source code? I, like wdhpr, would also like to learn about dependencies and lib files that are required when you install new packages.
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