Installing Software

If you wish to produce packages for distributions other than Debian, feel free, and they can be distributed from the standard e2compr distribution points.

Table of contents:


  1. Install the Debian apt package if you haven't already done so.
  2. Add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
      deb binary-all/
      deb binary-i386/
      deb-src source/
    or, if you are in Australia:
      deb binary-all/
      deb binary-i386/
      deb-src source/

    If you're familiar with apt-get then you can skip the rest of this section.

  3. Run `apt-get update' to update the list of available packages.
  4. Get either the binary or the source package:

x86 glibc-2.1-based (including Red Hat 6 on Intel) other than Debian

The Debian binaries should work fine on such systems. Just do:

  $ ar x package.deb data.tar.gz
  $ su
  # tar xvzCf / data.tar.gz

(The above will write over your existing files, so you may wish to do something like (in bash / some other Bourne-style shell):

   # for i in `tar tzf data.tar.gz`; do 
     (cd /; if [ -f "$i" ]; then
     mv -i $i std-"$i"; fi); done
just before tar xvzCf.)

Anything else

For everyone else, the best thing is just to build from source. You may wish to upload the results to incoming on, and post something to the e2compr list (stating what platform they're compiled for).

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