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