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Jan 15, 2009, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Hans Bezemer for this link. ]

"Does every application have to be compiled this way?

"No. When you've done a fresh install of a reasonably new distribution you can pretty much get any application over the net using a GUI. Just tick what you need. The package manager will get the applications you require, resolve all dependencies automatically and install them. You don't even have to click a "Continue" button. If the application is not available, yes, then you have to follow the procedure I described. After about two years your distribution is usually no longer supported, which means newer versions of your applications are not available. You have to follow the same procedure if you want to install them."

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