Re: Abiword on linux

From: Rich Shepard (
Date: Tue Jan 28 2003 - 13:47:36 EST

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    On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Eric Zen wrote:

    >> Unfortunately, I cannot install either of them as certain dependencies are
    >> not satisfied.

      You couldn't build the source? Hmm-m-m-m.
    > I think it's an issue of creating standards that would make software
    > easier to generalize for in binary form, whereas source form is less of an
    > issue (if you take a look at abi source, you'll find all POSIX compliant
    > operating systems are handle by the unix directories, less often one for
    > every form and version of unix on the face of the earth.

      The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard/Linux Standard Base addresses the
    problems of different directory structures. I've been told that different
    distributions have different levels of compliance with the standard. On our
    Red Hat systems I either build from source then register that with the rpm
    database or I grab the source rpm and rebuild that locally.

      The other factor is when to upgrade end user applications (separate from
    OS upgrades). I tend to wait until there's a compelling reason to upgrade as
    long as the application works for me.



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