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[Gnumed-devel] Re: the benefit of setup tools

From: Gour
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Re: the benefit of setup tools
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:49:41 +0200
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>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Tille <address@hidden> writes:

Andreas> I was speaking from a packagers perspective.  The packager is a
Andreas> technican who does similar things as for users who
Andreas> want to install a package from plain source.  You were asking
Andreas> whether *distributors* would love and my answer was
Andreas> "probably not".  

Why not?

What's wrong - from packagers perspective - to some kind of standard
installation procedure.

Maybe you lack some packaging experience for non-Debian distros. ;)

Andreas> There might be chances that users who are not using packaged
Andreas> versions of GNUmed might be happy about (but this was
Andreas> not your original question).

There are distros like Gentoo who are source-only and/or distros like
Arch where not all the packages can easily move into official repos, so
users have to build from the source and the greatly simplifies



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