Re: Adjusting to Life without Installers
Correct, a PPA or a third-party repository (basically the same thing) is the best thing to look for.
Originally Posted by RangerK
No, that's not standard at all. Usually, the program will elect to be installed into /usr/bin and will add a menu item to the Dash automatically. This does depend on whether the person who has packaged the program actually included the functions for this to happen, but usually they would. Adding a symbolic link to /usr/local/bin is very unusual for a program installed via PPA.
2. Making symbolic links in /usr/local/bin is a standard part of installing new software.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.