[sf-lug] sf-lug:building but missing dependencies

jim jim at well.com
Sun Mar 21 21:02:52 PDT 2010

   learn a bit about your package manager, there's 
not a lot to it, and once you can do the usual stuff, 
you'll see it's easy. 

On Sun, 2010-03-21 at 18:02 -0700, Tony wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 12:26 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>           ...if you
>         bypass the package manager, you have the risk
>         of downloading libraries in that way, and the
>         package manager is likely to overwrite your
>         libs the next time it finds a need to update
>         that lib. 
> Thank you for the reply, Jim.
> Happily, I got it resolved and I'm typing this on GNU Emacs 23.1.1
> with the stock Xandros.
> The irony was I used vim to edit the bug in the makefile found in this
> usenet posted solution:
> http://groups.google.com/group/gnu.emacs.help/browse_thread/thread/9f9dbf1a007adc63/8edc823fae003846?lnk=gst&q=compiling+emacs+23+bug#8edc823fae003846
> Thanks for the caution on straying from the package manager. I
> wouldn't have except the latest version was not available so hence
> building from source.
> I thought adding Debian repos to the sources.list would get access to
> everything from Debian, but that was not the case for my setup.
> I guess the confusing thing for me was installing software in Linux is
> not as straightforward as I thought. 
> With Windows, cygwin came with emacs 23 and on Mac, macports was so
> convenient. But on Linux, the user has to search around more for the
> ingredients to get cooking. 
> Right now, I can only boil water or make the microwave go beep :)
> My Linux experience seems a balance between convenience and going
> through these growing pains.
> Best,
> tony

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