sudo apt-get install livecode

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Mon Sep 14 13:47:27 EDT 2020

Because, in spite of what LiveCode will tell you, the Linux side of 
things is marginal and minimal, and
while a .deb might be alright for Debian and its derivatives, it is not 
going to be alright for other types
of Linux: "too much work for too little return": I can see it coming.

Also: why is the installer app "silly"? It is no worse or no better 
than  the installer apps for Macintosh and Windows,
and I, for one, have no real problem with any of them.

On 14.09.20 18:46, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 9/13/20 7:39 PM, Eric A. Engle via use-livecode wrote:
>>   I just get tired of downloading the silly installer app etc. why 
>> isn't it in a repo?
>> any way i will google it but if there is a terminal command line 
>> interface set of commands which will gksudo aptitude livecode OR 
>> SIMILAR please tell me     On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:01:04 
>> PM EDT, <use-livecode-request at> wrote:
> It's been a topic of discussion for years, i.e.,
> as to the "why not" of this, I don't have an answer. Building a .deb 
> package isn't a huge task and would make uninstalling *much* easier 
> than the current kludge.
> (as an aside, note that gksudo has been deprecated for some time now 
> in favor of pkexec, and is no longer included in most modern distros. 
> But no doubt you meant "sudo" anyway.)

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