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GNU Source Installer
Source package configuration, installation, tracking and removal.

Source-Install is a source package manager for Unix-likes. The tool comes with a graphical interface to source package configuration, installation, tracking and removal. It also performs installed packages consistency checks and uninstallation crosschecks considering simple file dependency between packages. It is intended for users, not developers: it has nothing to do with package creation. Users have to install new source packages by browsing the web, downloading a source package (in .tar.gz or other formats), and then feeding it to the source installer.

'See GNU Guix or GNU Source Release Collection for other efforts in this direction.



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1 January 2019

Leaders and contributors

Claudio Fontana Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing List
VCS Repository Webview
Savannah (Ref)
Mailing List

Software prerequisites

Required to useTcl
Weak prerequisitegunzip
Weak prerequisitebunzip2
Weak prerequisiteunzip
Weak prerequisitecompress
Weak prerequisitezip
Weak prerequisitetar
Required to usewith packages Tk and Expect
Weak prerequisitegzip
Weak prerequisitebzip2


"Savannah (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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