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Originally Posted by Cabhan It can depend. Pretty much every Linux package is released as source (that is, .tar.gz or .tar.bz2). While the same cannot be said for binary packages, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    It can depend.

    Pretty much every Linux package is released as source (that is, .tar.gz or .tar.bz2).

    While the same cannot be said for binary packages, many of the big ones are. Also, as a note, I found some time back that sometimes non-SuSE RPM's will still work with SuSE, so you can get away with that.

    Personally, that's why I love Gentoo, since it uses source anyway!
    That's the nice thing about Gentoo. You don't have to wait for binary packages to be built. I on the other have to wait.

    My fingers are crossed for Firefox 1.5 tomorrow. KDE 3.5 was done today and I am using it now...slick .

    Okay, so I went off topic. As for RPM's...RPM's are likely the easiest binaries to come by since 3 of the top 4 distros (using Distrowatch's rankings) are RPM based.

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    Re:Dependencie Hell!

    The worst part of dependency hell is when your monitor implodes from screaming at it too loud.
    Keep browsing this forum and you gradually learn by osmosis.
    Also check out susewiki.org
    It gradually gets better- I only popped one blood vessel in my head this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    My advice: don't install anything you can't get with your package manager
    This is one of the most sage statements I've ever read on this board!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    All hail Portage

    Code:
    USE={sexy smart goodcook rich -motherinlaw -annoyingfriends} emerge girlfriend
    I like that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    My advice: don't install anything you can't get with your package manager
    This is one of the most sage statements I've ever read on this board!
    Thank you

    To me, fighting to get programs nowadays just doesn't make sense with Linux. If it's not there, find an alternative that is available through your package manager.

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    I just noticed I misspelled the word Dependency.

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    Don't feel bad I misspell a lot of words to all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    All hail Portage

    Code:
    USE=&#123;sexy smart goodcook rich -motherinlaw -annoyingfriends&#125; emerge girlfriend
    Wtf? You don't have to compile her from scratch, she allready exist in the system:
    Code:
    $ who | grep -i blonde | head | nice | talk | date; cd ~ ; wine ; unzip ; touch ; strip ; finger ; mount ; make love; gasp ; yes ; uptime ; umount ; make clean ; sleep

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