[Bf-committers] rpm's and debs

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 10:55:58 CET 2011

The easy way to do this is to just download the program into your
local directory and unpack it.
Then run it with ./blender in that directory. Or make an icon on your
desktop that does the same thing. You will need to update the icons
run link when you update but that is not to hard.

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Mango Jambo <moraesjunior at gmail.com> wrote:
> Blender for OSX or Windows are great to install and automatic file
> association (not .zip version), but for linux, Ubuntu for example, we need
> to use the .tar.gz version, without file association, IF we want the
> lastest version. To make it works we need to install the repository version
> and change the /usr/bin/blender, making a link for the new one. This was
> the "user" workaround I was always doing.
> At the end I realize the biggest problem is that Blender version from
> repository is ALWAYS outdated, and it suppose to be the easiest and best
> way to install a software. And not only Blender, but most of softwares from
> Ubuntu (and other linuxes?) are outdated.
> So, first my question is: can we upgrade directly Blender from repository?
> I know there is some ppa repo for that, but we are talking here about an
> official Blender release, so would be great if it goes straight to the
> official or at least community Ubuntu repositories. If not, can we still
> have the same features, mainly the file association, on the .deb .rpm file?
> Cheerios
> Moraes Junior - aka mangojambo
> Animator & 3D Artist
> +55 43 88133399 <http://www.oniria.com.br>
> On 14 December 2011 02:59, Michael Fox <mfoxdogg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> with a release on us, are we going to release a .deb and .rpm for this
>> and furthur releases?
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