64-bit support (Was: Poll: Primary D version)

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Tue May 25 07:25:54 PDT 2010

On 05/25/2010 09:22 AM, Jesse Phillips wrote:
> Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> I think at the end of the day we need a link that people can click on
>> and that's that. How can we make that work? Do we need a 64-bit .deb, or
>> is it possible to automatically instruct the package manager (in the
>> case of Ubuntu gdebi) to install it with dependencies and all?
>> Andrei
> Ubuntu (and family) is probably the only distro that you can expect
> gdebi to be installed on. And the only way to have it install the proper
> packages is to install a package with the required dependencies e.g. an
> AMD64 package.

OK, thank you.

> To really make many Linux users happy would be to provide a repository.
> Even Google doesn't provide a one-click install for their programs (I
> bring them up because they try very hard to be user friendly).

Good point. Who here knows what steps need be taken to create a repository?


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