Linux.com: Headaches Installing Software?
Mar 25, 2000, 20:59 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel B. Hemmerich)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"Have you ever been frustrated while attempting to install
Apache, qmail, or even SSH? Installing software, even widely used
software, can cause major headaches for people who do not use Linux
for a living. My computer use is limited to two operating
systems: Linux and FreeBSD. They obviously have several differances
and they each have their own pros and cons. However, something
FreeBSD excels at, which Linux completely lacks, is something
called a ports section."
"This ports section is basically a collection of Makefiles, as
well as patches and documentation, of the world's most commonly
used software on Unix. It allows you to simply go to the program
you want to install's directory, say apache13, and type: make
install -- and boom, your system is setup with Apache...."