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How to install software in Linux without using any package manager - 05/08/2013
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Package managers are awesome. As awesome as automatic software installation get you. Would it be apt, yum or pacman, they are all awesome for their systems. But sometimes we need to install binaries. Your package manager knows how to install a .deb or .rpm, but what about the stuff in that ./bin folder of the tar.bz2 bundle of latest version of your favorite software you just downloaded? No, it can't be handled with the package manager.          Why installing binaries? Why would I need to use binaries you say!? Yea you are right, packaged software from the repositories of your trustworthy GNU/Linux distro is well tested and all, but sometime it's not enough. Here are some reasons you might consider good enough for occasionally using binaries.                    Software in repositories are not always up-to-date (you know better Ubuntu users)                                                                    Some super awesome software is not available form repositories       &nb...

How to install software in Linux without using any package manager



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