Why isn't everyone compiling wine
klen at pandora.be
Sat May 22 05:21:19 CDT 2004
My guess is that a lot of people are afraid of compiling. I have to
admit I did the same when I just started using linux, having to learn
how to install a program, using a package-manager... I was afraid of
using self-compiled things, because I had no idea how to uninstall it if
it did't work. Working with packages gives *some* comfort, because
that's easy to use, and that's the way the system installed itself (and
Also, not knowing where programs go after they are compiled, what all
those "/usr/lib /usr/bin ..." dirs are, what has to go where... It is so
comfusing at first, that I can imagine that most people (I did) just use
the package manager, it just works (most of the time).
But I do agree, since I started compiling wine (gentoo - now using the
cvs), a lot of things just worked that didn't before. Now, it is well
possible that has more to do with the version of wine, than actually
compiling it yourself, but the packages are outdated most of the time...
just my experience...
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