Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Apr 2010 23:05 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows Now this is interesting. Microsoft developer Garrett Serack has acknowledged that it is generally easier to roll out a, for instance, complex stack of open source server software on Linux than it is on Windows. He also offers a solution - he's working on a project to bring package management to Windows. This project will be community-driven, and Serack has the full blessing from Microsoft.
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pgquiles
Member since:
2006-07-16

On a Debian based system, it's something like:

sudo apt-get source <package>
cd <package dir>
./configure
make
sudo make install


Actually it's easier than that:

$ apt-get source <package>
$ cd <package dir>
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
$ sudo dpkg -i ../package.deb

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jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Cheers, I'll try that next time. But it doesn't change my point. Way way way way way way way easier to do then on Windows.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Download foreign source
Uncompress downloaded file
./configure
make
checkinstall

Freaking fantastic to build a tarball into a .deb during install like that. The few programs I've needed outside the Debian repositories have worked beautifully.

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