Distributing Python-programs to Ubuntu users

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at rudin.co.uk
Fri Sep 25 15:47:05 CEST 2009


Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> writes:

> Olof Bjarnason <olof.bjarnason at gmail.com> writes:
>
>> Most tutorials on the web still (I've read mostly Ubuntu-related
>> forums) mention apt-get; seems like an error?
>
> Not quite an error (since ‘apt-get’ continues to work), just habit of
> old-timers, and cargo-cult administration by newcomers.

It also appears that the installed software advises it, e.g.: 

paul at sleeper-service:~$ sbcl
The program 'sbcl' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install sbcl
bash: sbcl: command not found



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