10 years ago
The proper way of incorporating packages like this is by making .debs
The wrong way is introducing another conflicting package manager.
I think I'll take it to the forum to find help on how to make a script to do what's on the link provided by trollboy.
I hope you can join there.
Thanks guys for your input.
As I understand from trollboy, it can be done as shown on the link you provided, perhaps there should be a way to click or right click and do all the steps mentioned, wouldn't it be more attractive and easier?
Hmmm.. to reply to all posts, I'm not underestimating number of packages or overestimating missing packages, I'm just seeking perfection esmecially for my beloved Mint.
I'm not sure I fully understand remoulder, can you please provide me a link or some more info about the said universal linux? Does this mean there will be one linux distro? It will install from source? From one repo for all distros?
I'll try find out more about bitbake.
But still remains, I believe, a need to click on source and install in one step as in precompiled .deb, sorry, I tend to think often about newbies, and to make linux more attractiver and easier for the poor lazy windoze guys, to get a bigger userbase and developers consequently.
There is a package 'BitBake'(build system used for embedded Linux distributions) in our repository, though I myself have not tried it yet.
Its explanation is like below:
"BitBake is a simple tool for the execution of tasks. It is derived from
Portage, which is the package management system used by the Gentoo Linux
"Portage is Gentoo's package management system". Mint is debian based and uses the repository system with pre-built packages (.debs), whereas Gentoo doesn't. Debs are widely supported and I think you may underestimate the number of packages available in repositories and overestimate the number needing to be built from source. There are already moves elsewhere to create a simple universal and self-contained linux installation package similar to that used in Windows which users can download then double-click to install.