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Re: Software Installation Question



On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 16:18, Anthony Saffer wrote:
> Hello Again Everyone,
> 
> I've decided to go ahead and write a cron/at GUI scheduler in Perl/Tk. While
> I know that it might not making into the distribution, I still could offer
> it as an alternative to the one that does make it in. Since I've never
> developed software for Linux before (aside from a few C programs that I
> controlled where things went) I'm not sure how to handle installation. Let's
> say someone downloads my program (presumably contained in one Perl file) do
> THEY decide where to place it or is this something I need to provide an
> installer script for?

You make an RPM.  You'd also want to make a .desktop file to install, so
users can find the app in the menus, and not have to hunt around in a
terminal to launch it.  (if they wanted to hunt around in terminals,
they wouldn't be using GUIs now, would they? ;-)

> 
> Thanks!
> Anthony Saffer
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