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Post by lmuserx4849 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:41 pm

Skype is available via a SNAP now. I haven't tried it, but is anyone else getting package fatigue :-) Excluding apt, rpm, pacman, the list seems to be: flatpak, aptimage, snap, and cpan, gem, pip, pear, npm, cabal, get.

Did I miss any? :-)
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Re: Packages

Post by thx-1138 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:49 pm

lmuserx4849 wrote:Skype is available via a SNAP now. I haven't tried it, but is anyone else getting package fatigue :-) Excluding apt, rpm, pacman, the list seems to be: flatpak, aptimage, snap, and cpan, gem, pip, pear, npm, cabal, get.

Did I miss any? :-)
...Cargo? :)

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Post by lmuserx4849 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:58 pm

Cargo. Good one.

I try to judge the merits of these downloads, but sometimes if you want to keep moving forward... I've used cpan for years for perl. I wanted to do something pretty simple with javascript, which is when I learned about npm. Then I tried asciidoctor (ruby) as an alternative to asciidoc (python), both with source highlighting. I used gem and pip. I am glad I was able to do something like this, but there is no one source I can go to anymore to see what is current on my system.

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Post by Portreve » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:32 am

The only non-repo software I deal with is Chrome (a .deb installer from Alphabet) and Scribus 1.5.3 (a development fork via AppImage).

Other than that, I arrange things around availability of minimum versions of software I need to run, and pick my distro based on that (among other things). That's a significant part of why I run LM.
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