Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Nov 2005 15:27 UTC
Linux "Simplifying software installation is a popular pastime for Linux developers. It has given us useful tools like Synaptic, YUM, checkinstall, and autopackage. A new kid on the block, Klik, approaches the problem differently, by avoiding the installation altogether."
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Edward
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2005-09-17

I dont understand why people are looking for this "one click install" for Linux, (it's not in windows anyway). Open up Synaptic in ubuntu, YaST in SuSE and you can install software much faster and easier. Klik is a good idea but dont always work and has limited software.

Ya if you download a file can you use Yast to install it, as far as I know you can't. I would love to get the new mozilla and click and install. Not a .rpm not a bleepen source file. Why is it so hard for you "smarter" then "windows" linux users to get such a simple request? I want to download a .whatever file & click, setup & install.

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"Ya if you download a file can you use Yast to install it, as far as I know you can't. I would love to get the new mozilla and click and install. Not a .rpm not a bleepen source file. Why is it so hard for you "smarter" then "windows" linux users to get such a simple request? I want to download a .whatever file & click, setup & install."

Ever heard of the Loki installers? usually they are .run files, and yes you can generally click on them and they'll bring up a pretty gui installer, just like in Windows.

The Thing is, generally most Distros will package the latest version of a program that is available when they do a feature freeze and it's not necessarily NEEDED to have to do it the 'windows way'. Think of all the spyware/adware stuff that is in all those programs for windows that you can just 'download a .whatever file & click, setup & install'

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ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Read the article.

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