What are the good ways to install Software and keep Elive stable ?
June 28, 2018 12:46PM
What do you recommend us to do, or not do as for , installing software not already included in Elive. The good way to do it to keep Elive Stable.

Ok to use Snap ? Flathub ? any recommendations ?

Is there anything wrong for us to install more recent version of already included software, example LibreOffice ?

JF
Re: What are the good ways to install Software and keep Elive stable ?
June 30, 2018 04:25AM
I need to install signal.
I want to keep my system as stable as possible... One of the reason I moved to Elive

May I run the following ? :

curl -s [updates.signal.org] | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] [updates.signal.org] xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop
Re: What are the good ways to install Software and keep Elive stable ?
July 04, 2018 07:37PM
You can compile your own software, which should be installed in /usr/local and so you can have a control of where is put the installed software

Using debian packages are more in control but it can make your system unstable with their relation in dependencies, but you should use a repository / packages for the Wheezy release of Debian (like found in the downloads of virtualbox), which will use the correct dependencies of the system

Xenial is not a debian repository and not in the wheezy branch, using a repository of ubuntu can lead to bigger breakages/unstabilities, some packages are made with few dependencies and work correctly but every package is made differently, also the libraries linking of a not-same version (debian/wheezy) of the system will have references to different versions of libraries, which can make the software installed not work correctly



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2018 07:39PM by Thanatermesis.
Re: What are the good ways to install Software and keep Elive stable ?
July 04, 2018 09:37PM
Thanatermesis Wrote:
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> You can compile your own software, which should be
> installed in /usr/local and so you can have a cont
> rol of where is put the installed software

Compiling :-)

You mean when I follow were instructions and at the end the make me TYPE "MAKE" something

In a future version of Elive, after 3.0 is our, and that we go in 64 bits, will I still need to compile myself stuff to make it work ?

JF
Re: What are the good ways to install Software and keep Elive stable ?
July 04, 2018 09:38PM
Is it ok that we install and use SNAP to install software ?

And what about flatpak/flathub ?

JF
Just looking for options to " compile and install myself applications"
Re: What are the good ways to install Software and keep Elive stable ?
July 07, 2018 05:51AM
new here - but can't you use synaptic? it is debian yes?
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