On Tuesday 21 January 2014 11:50:12 Filipe Coelho did opine:
> On 01/21/2014 04:40 PM, Philipp ـberbacher wrote:
IMO, no. Binaries ALWAYS turn out to have been built on some system
needing some obscure library that isn't available on the system you are
running. So, wanting to try it, one wastes several hours downloading and
trying to build the missing dependencies until one finally realizes that on
the distro you are using, its never going to happen. So please, give us a
tarball of the source, with enough tools to build it from scratch so it
does have a snowballs chance in hell of actually running on our system.
If it won't build on a 4 year old ubuntu LTS using nothing but the build-
essentials tools, the chances of its building anyplace but on your home
machine aren't too measurable. Give us a source only tarball that builds
there, and you will have around half the bases covered.
OTOH, pcLOS is a dead stable system, but that is ONLY if all you want to do
is web browse and email. Adding anything else is a very masochistic, and
often fruitless effort because the only libraries supplied are those that
Texstar himself uses.
> > I don't think that 'magic binaries' that are easy to build and work
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