Configuration files

Christian christian08 at
Wed Feb 20 17:05:50 UTC 2008

Hi Geoff and all,
many thanks for your reply.
Yes, I have also been a little lazy in dealing with the different configure options and I have usually just run ./configure and I've been fine. I have seen examples with a lot more parameters.
One thing that I did was to edit /etc/apt/list.sources and added the stable version to Debian as well to obtain the glibstdc++2.10 package to run Ttsynth. I used apt-cache to search for the package.
If I do not find a dependency I usually use Google. Any other tip?
All the best and thanks,

On 2008-02-20 at 17:51 Geoff Shang wrote:

>A friend of mine is fond of saying the following:
>The nice thing about standards is that there's so many to choose from.
>The issue here is that different systems have different defaults.  Debian 
>packages have a standard place for putting things.  Tarballs usually 
>install to /usr/local but not always.  Other systems or distributions will 
>install to other places.  I don't have anyhting in /opt on my system for 
>example but some do.
>You basically have two options.  First, you can put everything in the same 
>place so you know where to find it, though you can run into trouble if you 
>mix packages with source tarballs.  The second is to let things go where 
>they go and live with it.
>I usually do the latter, partly because I prefer to install tarballs to 
>/usr/local and let packages install to other places, and partly because
>too lazy to bother with configure options, etc.
>At the end of the day, as long as the things that need to find your files 
>can find them, you'll be OK.
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