October 17, 2003

View from the Trenches: Alternative Package Sources

A couple of anonymous suggestions in response to last week's article inspired this week's installment of View from the Trenches. I had downloaded
GAIM, the multiprotocol GTK instant messaging client and compiled it from source. This was a rather painful process, given all the -devel packages I
had to chase down and install. One commenter suggested I try the usr local bin site to get pre-packaged GTK goodies for SuSE. I had no idea such a
site existed, and I thought it would be a good idea to share not only this particular site but a number of sites that are helpful for finding Linux
packages that aren't in the standard distribution.

Link: linuxjournal.com


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