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Re: [gNewSense-users] CD based app installer - feedback wanted

From: Dean Linkous
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] CD based app installer - feedback wanted
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:09:00 -0800

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> Sent: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:24:10 +1030
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> Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] CD based app installer - feedback wanted
> Dean Linkous wrote:
>> Hey all. Would a CD based software installer be useful? needed? wanted?
>> crap?
> Depends, does the version of gdebi in gnewsense install dependancies for
> you? if it does no worries, if it doesnt, well... not as useful.
> Perhaps what would be easier is making people know how to add repository
> cds? afaik it can be done through synaptic.
> kk

Don't know, wasn't planning on using it. :) Mostly use apt, dpkg itself if 
needed to get ugly on something. All dependencies are handled the same as apt 
would be - since it is apt handling everything. I would have to say it is more 
of a hack using apt than any real *new* installer. More of a browseable apt-cd 
with a install button to call apt. Did that make sense?

Oh, I think synaptic is as easy as it gets. Others seem to think it is 
complicated or should I say confusing. I honestly do not think it could be much 
simpler myself as far as a GUI installer. But then again I am confused why 
people just do not use apt. It doesn't get any simpler than 'apt-get install 
package' does it? :)

I also thought about working on a nice browsable repository and then just 
giving them the packagename and showing them how to use apt to install it. 
Teaching them how to fish maybe???

Maybe both?? :)

Thanks for the feedback guys!

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