GNU Source Installer

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2.4 / 2.5 RC2 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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GNU Source Installer (sourceinstall) is a source package installer and manager.

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GNU Source Installer (sourceinstall) is a source package installer and manager for Unix-likes which provides configuration, compilation, installation, tracking and removal of source packages. It offers both a command line and a graphical interface, and works best with packages prepared by the developers using a recent version of the autotools.

For an experienced user, this sofware provides a way to centralize source installation, keep track of already installed packages and their relevant files, check installations for consistency, export and reuse installation information and have enhanced uninstallation.

For the novice but interested user, this software also offers a way to gain confidence with the command line (yes really), the file system, the traditional Unix commands, and of course with common source configuration and installation procedures and options.

The software is targeted at Unix-like systems, and should work on most of them, with GNU/Linux as the primary target. Please report any portability problem you should encounter.

After completing installation of `sourceinstall' itself, the install procedure becomes:

surf the web, browse a CD or other resource
identify a desired source package
add it using the installer

What's New in 2.5 RC2 Development Release:

Small bugs were fixed.
There were also small usability improvements and basic internationalization support was added.
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Last updated on June 26th, 2008
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