It is when you have to figure out missing packages (or just the wrong version of packages) on the basis of cryptic error messages...shuckle wrote:Most opensource products are compiled with command like
And installed like
sudo make install
Surely this cannot be too difficult for average users. There are exceptions of course.
"Open source" doesn't mean, that everyone has to compile it himself, but that the source code is freely available on the internet.Joe Schmoe wrote:It's not nonsense if you just download binaries. The fact is that most of the "source" out there is not really compilable by most people.That's nonsene.
In a sense, open-source is just an illusion.
P.S. Note that I said "most people". Don't bother writing in and telling me that *YOU* can compile it. That doesn't touch the assertion about "most people".