Posts Tagged ‘package’

CheckInstall for linux newbies

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

For new linux users, installation of new packages/applications can be quite a breeze. Each distribution has its own graphical front-end package installers. eg Synaptic Package Manager for Ubuntu, PackageKit for Fedora, YaST for openSUSE.

The popular distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE have their own software repositories where users can use the grahical front end package manager to install their desired application softwares (packages). However, there are always new open source applications being developed and not all make it to be included in these repositories.