installing software

blinux-mail at blinux-mail at
Mon Jan 11 23:05:59 UTC 2010

Often, if a file is properly named (e.g. something-1.2.rpm), then the
appropriate file-manager will automatically hand it off to the correct
installer.  This is widespread for GUI managers, rather less so for
character/terminal managers.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 12:14:05PM -0500, Josh wrote:
> What would help new users is,  lets say I download packages and hit
> enter on them in a file manager. would be nice to have questions  asking
> you what to do with it once you hit enter or double click the package
> file. then say t install voxin all you do is hit enter on the package
> file and follow the prompt. to remove it hit delete or something, it
> knows its a package file and it uninstalls the software and deletes the
> original package file if you tell it to do so. I am no developer so this
> is only a suggestion. I just use Vinux as an end-user/user of various
> Linux distributions.

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