[Koha] Don't pass out bad instructions (was Re: How frequently to run zebra rebuild and what switches)

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 19:04:50 NZST 2013

What if you want to deviate from what the "packages" installation does?
In the open source world, it has been my experience that a "tarball"
installation is always preferred, since it allows you install anywhere, not
just Debian.

On 21 August 2013 22:30, Mark Tompsett <mtompset at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> As of Koha 3.4.x debian packages were available. That's just over 2 years
> ago. Koha has progressed so much further. Tarballs are not the recommended
> installation method for debian-based versions of linux (e.g. Ubuntu). Much
> nicer and more current installation instructions are available here:
> http://wiki.koha-community.**org/wiki/Koha_on_ubuntu_-_**packages<http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_ubuntu_-_packages>
> No matter how boldly or coloured you make the text, people won't read. And
> this will only cause confusion and problems.
> Just my unsolicited commentary on the provision of a really bad set of
> instructions on how to set Koha up.
> Mark Tompsett

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