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clem
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Post by clem »

Hi,

What packages/software would the script allow to install? Can you give us some examples?

Also, if you want an easy way to make GUIs for Python/Perl...etc you can look at Glade.

Clem

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Post by Crashmaxx »

What do you wish to install that is so difficult to do now? I mean, synaptic works great for the majority of things I user could dream of installing. And along with the add/remove version in the program menu, which is even easier to use and shows popularity, I don't see what is so hard.

Automatix and easyubuntu are just for the more difficult to install and configure things, which as you mention, most of which are in mint already.

So I'm just wondering what is left to make easier? Any examples?

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Crashmaxx wrote:What do you wish to install that is so difficult to do now?
Ahem ... how about kdenlive 0.4 ... :wink: That one is a b***tch and a serious pain in the a** to compile + install. And I am pretty far away from being a "noob". 8)
Crashmaxx wrote: I mean, synaptic works great for the majority of things I user could dream of installing.
Did you try cinepaint ... ? It crashes if you take the version provided by synaptic. So either you have to search for a repo where they offer a working version or you have to install it manually too ...
Crashmaxx wrote:So I'm just wondering what is left to make easier? Any examples?
cinepaint
kdenlive
jahshaka (there is a repository for dapper ... but still, this is not really clean this way)
lives
cinelerra (I'd really love to have a version that actually compiles without errors ... or just a package!)
emovix (only available if you know where to find it ...)

I personally would really welcome a script that takes care of such bleeding edge packages that are not in the repos yet!

I have seen that Debian Etch already has some of this stuff in its own repos, maybe the script could be modified so that it grabs things from Etch repos and then repackages whatever it took for Ubuntu / LinuxMint ??

And yes, I of course know about alien and that it is possible to download *.rpm packages and convert them one by one ... But still, this is more or less a dirty dodgy hack. A script that grabs all dependencies and repacks those bleeding edge packages I mentioned above would really be welcomed by me!

Just a suggestion of course 8)

Regards to all,
Scorp123


[ EDIT -- added comment about "alien" ... ]

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Post by clem »

Well it doesn't cover all the list but check that application: Applications->Add/Remove...

Clem

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