[ILUG] Re: Installing software on Linux (Specifically Fedora core
felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Wed Mar 23 20:40:32 GMT 2005
On Wed, 23 Mar 2005, Justin wrote:
> John P. Looney wrote:
> > I recommend jpackage.org for this - it has loads of Java packages. But
> > getting Tomcat working is still a nightmare, even with all their
> > assistance.
> > john
> Installing Tomcat via YAst on Suse 9.2 is simplicity itself.
portage system for gentoo is very impressive in this regards, in that
gentoo have created a packaging system that is able to deal with parts of
software that needs to be downloaded manually. Such as sun's jdk, once
downloaded though the portage system is capable of managing the install.
Of course, portage is not without its short comings with regards to
compiling everything should you choose to do so.
"Nothing's foolproof to a sufficently talented fool"
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