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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Installation options


Am Donnerstag, den 27.04.2006, 19:26 +0100 schrieb Alex Bligh:
> Can't you just point synaptic at multiverse and say "Find XaraLX" and
> then go from there? (once it's in multiverse)
> Or, if you want it even faster, just allow users to specify the
> Xara webserver as a repository server - that's just setting up
> a directory as far as I know. Then they'll get autoupdates, etc. etc.
> This is how WINE works, for instance.
> That's how the package system is meant to work. Whilst it's possible
> at a command line level to install a package from a single .deb
> file, this is not in general the world's best way to do it as
> you won't get updates.

I agree with Alex here, providing a repository is the cleanest solution
for debian-based distributions. And as there is no reason to assume that
the packages on xaraxtreme.org would have a different versioning scheme
as the ones in Debian or Ubuntu, that would not be a problem either.

Speaking for Debian unstable only, new versions are packaged pretty fast
usually, a matter of a few days often. Debian stable, of course, is a
different beast, but people using Debian stable, well, want it
stable :-)


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