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    I found the RPM

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    Can you tell me where you'd found the RPM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krellmk
    I found the RPM
    if anything i think RPM files are worse than tarballs. i prefer the good ol tarball anyday. though configure and make install have caused me my fair share of problems. my biggest hangup with RPM is that i can never find the files afterwards.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    I've found this Tutorial to be very helpful.

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    if you download the thunderbird tarball from mozilla.org it dosent require an installation.
    just unpack it do a directory and run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d38dm8nw81k1ng
    Quote Originally Posted by krellmk
    I found the RPM
    if anything i think RPM files are worse than tarballs. i prefer the good ol tarball anyday. though configure and make install have caused me my fair share of problems. my biggest hangup with RPM is that i can never find the files afterwards.
    Finding the files afterwards can be a bit of a pain, but with rpm-based distros (and .deb based for that matter) it is usually much easier to manage your packages when you use the recommended installer packages. You could, of course, use something like paco http://paco.sourceforge.net/ or checkinstall http://freshmeat.net/projects/checkinstall/ to help with source installation management.
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