[CONSPIRE] Installing software from source on Linux?
dan.bikle at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 10:56:51 PDT 2005
I fiddled around with my whitebox last night for 3 hours.
Yum wasn't installed so I had to do it by hand.
I did not find the Yum install all that easy.
Once I did get it installed, with all the Python files
in the right place (some of which I had to install manaually),
it hawked up a Python exception while I was trying to
yum install emacs.
So, then I tried installing apt-get.
for that I tried using rpm -Uhv on a variety
of things from a repository I found via google.
I fiddled with rpm and wget for 30 minutes trying to go get
everything I needed to install apt-get.
I'm not a patient man so I quit that effort.
Then I entered a ticket to wipe my whitebox clean and
put FreeBSD on there.
I'll let you know how that goes.
Question: if you had a choice between FreeBSD 5.3 and 5.4
what would you pick?
I'm leaning towards 5.4 since the FreeBSD site says that it
contains bug fixes and enhancements.
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