[GNC-dev] Documentation update problems

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Thu Sep 20 13:18:28 EDT 2018

I was thinking more along the lines of .deb/.rpm but if it adds complexity to get up and running, certainly, it should not be included. (or perhaps as a breakout page option)

I don’t take that route for my own installations as I’m more familiar with building and cleaning up after myself.


> On Sep 20, 2018, at 12:14 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> wrote:
> Op donderdag 20 september 2018 19:09:10 CEST schreef Adrien Monteleone:
>>> On Sep 20, 2018, at 5:46 AM, David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> I'll set the examples up to default to a /home/user/.local install and
>>> then perhaps add an extra section on installing for all users and the
>>> various options there and the need for administrator privileges. Most
>>> Linux users do get used to that pretty quickly
>> If the target is going to be casual builders, should the recommendation
>> instead include in the recipe the commands to package the app first and
>> then install via the system package manager? That would seem a cleaner
>> approach and remove the need for retaining build directories for removal,
>> having to probably revisit the wiki to figure out how to uninstall just use
>> their regular package manager to handle it.
> I think that goes very much in the direction of flatpak, snap and friends.
> I personally don't think adding information on packaging will make it any 
> easier. This is in general rather challenging in fact.
> Geert

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