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On 10/08/2013 10:11 AM, James Knott wrote:
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
I think we would have more Linux users if packages like LO can be
installed with one "click" of the mouse onto the install file as Windows
does with the .msi file.
That can already be done.  Generally, if a package is available as an
RPM or DEB file, then clicking on it will run the installer.

Have you tried to do that for LO?
How many package files need to be run to install LO on a Linux "box"? 
There are 52 .deb files to run/install in the 4.1.2 64-bit Debian
install, plus the help pack, plus the language pack if needed.

Like to do a single click or double-click to install all of those files?

Sure, there are complete software packages, like Artha and VLC, that
have a single .deb file, but that is not true for all of the software
out there.

I forget how many commands need to be run just to get MATE installed.

it would be nice to be able to have a single file to run, like with
Windows' .msi file, to install LO on a Debian-based system like my
Ubuntu 12.04LTS.  But I have to:
1- uncompress the downloaded file
2 - open the terminal and go to the proper folder/directory created by
the uncompressing
3 - run a command like sudo dpkg -i *.deb
then if you have the older versions, you need to install the "menu" package
4 - do it all over again [steps 1 - 3] for the language packs and help
packs you need to use.

Windows' install is simpler
1 - run the .msi file
2 - make choices in the dialog boxes
3 - let it do all of the rest of the work
4 - install the help pack[s] as needed with a single click or double-click.


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