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RE: Autopackage
by r_a_trip on Tue 18th Oct 2005 15:35 UTC in reply to "Autopackage"
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(If you don't see it as a problem, try getting the new Gnumeric release when it comes out, without using some 'unstable' package repository. Not easy, eh?)

Why not wait until the distribution has added it to their repository and have the new stuff tested a little bit, before you yourself clumsilly destroy your setup with the latest and greatest?

Installing Autopackage software is like Russian Roulette. No way on earth that an Autopackage binary blob can play nicely with each and every intricacy of all the GNU/Linux based OSes out there. I trust on the software management by the distribution.

Plus, I really, really, really hate the idea of having to trawl the net and download each and every piece of software I want to use and then afterward have to click each and every piece after I've downloaded them and then having to answer the same stupid questions over and over again. Click -> next -> next -> next times 1,000,000.

Repository-based and (graphic) package-manager accessible software is superior to any installshield solution.

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