Re: So why is installing in Ubuntu always so complicated?
I've come across a couple of programs that i use for audio production that had to be compiled or had to download deb packages and then use Software center to install, no ppa's available!
If at least there was everything available as deb packages then it would be easier for guys who don't want to be troubled with compiling!
But compiling, is failsafe, thats what i can say and not very difficult to follow, in case the documentation page of the concerned application lists the dependencies well!
Also, tho' checkinstall is the recommended option, i've found it not always working, i haven't dug deeper into it coz its working with 'make install' & i'd hate to change a winning combination!
A lot of things are not available in Ubuntu Software Center, but then again, all the basic needs of the enthusiast is mostly available in the Software Center....
Last edited by su:bhatta; August 16th, 2013 at 08:23 AM.
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