[Idea] Distribute FZ3 for Linux with "Autopackage"

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[Idea] Distribute FZ3 for Linux with "Autopackage"

#1 Post by pixolex » 2004-10-04 18:56

Well, i think the page explains all advantages better than me!!!
:)

Just have a look! (see FAQ)
http://autopackage.org/

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#2 Post by botg » 2004-10-04 19:05

I'll just write an ebuild. Gentoo is the only good Linux distribution :-)

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#3 Post by Shootfirst?later » 2004-10-05 04:38

botg wrote:I'll just write an ebuild. Gentoo is the only good Linux distribution :-)
Pfft..

What about those who choose to use SuSE or Mepis or whatever distro besides Gentoo :lol:

I'll be a happy if I can get FileZilla setted up and running as easy as say the Firefox tarball... but untill then heh.

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#4 Post by botg » 2004-10-05 08:57

Simple, this is what SuSE users will have to do:
bzip2 -d FileZilla_3.0_src.tar.bz2
tar -xvf FileZilla_3.0_src.tar
cd FileZilla_3.0
./autogen.sh
./configure
make all
make install

Can't be more simple than that. Or they could use Wine and run the Windows binaries of FZ3. :P

The problem with RPM like distributions like SuSE is getting the dependancies right.
After all, I don't know if I'll ever be able to test any RPMs, binary tarballs or something like that.
I could try to link everything statically, but that would result in one giant executable...

Autopackage looks like an interesting solution, I think I'll try it out sometime.

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#5 Post by pixolex » 2004-10-05 10:37

botg wrote: Autopackage looks like an interesting solution, I think I'll try it out sometime.
well i think many people will thank you for that :D i think even Autopackage people...

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#6 Post by Shootfirst?later » 2004-10-05 22:01

botg wrote:Simple, this is what SuSE users will have to do:
bzip2 -d FileZilla_3.0_src.tar.bz2
tar -xvf FileZilla_3.0_src.tar
cd FileZilla_3.0
./autogen.sh
./configure
make all
make install
Can't be more simple than that.
Oh is that all... :P
botg wrote:Or they could use Wine and run the Windows binaries of FZ3. :P
Done that .. but would end up using gFTP or such instead.
botg wrote:The problem with RPM like distributions like SuSE is getting the dependencies right.
After all, I don't know if I'll ever be able to test any RPMs, binary tarballs or something like that.
I could try to link everything statically, but that would result in one giant executable...

Autopackage looks like an interesting solution, I think I'll try it out sometime.
Hmm I wonder I SuSE (if allowed) would make FileZilla RPM's for example.

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#7 Post by Anders » 2004-10-06 07:38

HURAH! here I was thinking that I would have to write my own ebuild when the time came (something I don't want to have to do, mainly becuase it would involve learning how... which would probably only take looking at a bunch... but really...)

I'm stoked to here that it will be released with my native OS in mind :)

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#8 Post by AlmightyMaximus » 2004-10-16 03:30

botg wrote: bzip2 -d FileZilla_3.0_src.tar.bz2
tar -xvf FileZilla_3.0_src.tar
cd FileZilla_3.0
./autogen.sh
./configure
make all
make install
sounds like a simple shell script downloadable along side FZ3 would be nice

*download FZ3 source
*download gimme_FZ3_for_lazy_people <-- a shell script containing above commands

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#9 Post by fillide » 2004-11-26 03:54

IMHO, botg should release as said a src with script to compile/install, and a paquage for the distro he use (the best distro is only the one you know better :wink: ).

Other distros like Mandrake, SuSE or whatever will paquage it taking care of dependancies and so on.

As someone request it, a paquager will paquage it :D
Installez facilement et rapidement FileZilla et d'autres logiciels Libres avec le CD Free-EOS pour Windows... ou ayez votre propre serveur FTP (+ web, email, jabber etc...) sous Linux facilement avec le serveur Free-EOS ! : http://free-eos.org/

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#10 Post by neutron » 2005-03-31 08:23

I think it's a fantastic idea. The ./configure etcetera crap makes me want to try a filezilla autopackage soon :D

I really hope that this wish will be fulfilled :)

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#11 Post by botg » 2005-03-31 10:12

Did you already try the nightly builds from http://filezilla-project.org/nightly.php?
It's a simple compressed tarball of the binaries, dependancies are quite minimal, nothing a modern system should already have.

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#12 Post by ZephyrXero » 2005-04-04 14:59

I was just about to start a thread asking the very same thing. Please consider using Autopackage. I'm a Gentoo user too, so I'll have it either way...but I see Autopackage as the future of Linux. Instead of developers having to release a million and one versions (deb,rpm,etc) you can just release one package that will work with all distributions, and the source of course too ;)

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#13 Post by botg » 2005-04-04 19:13

ZephyrXero wrote:Instead of developers having to release a million and one versions (deb,rpm,etc) you can just release one package that will work with all distributions, and the source of course too ;)
.tar.bz2 with a statically linked binary.

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