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I am spending more time installing software than coding. Why?

I am developing code mainly using Bash, C, Python and Fortran and recently also HTML/CSS+JavaScript. My OS is Ubuntu. Maybe I am exaggerating, but I figured that I kind of spend more time getting ...
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How to "orchestrate" a multi-repository installation

Suppose I'm working on software to be installed on a Linux machine (not mine). Say the software consists of applications the user might start independently; an application which will likely be started ...
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Why should makefiles have an "install" target?

Coming from the world of C and C++, most build system have an install target, notably Makefiles (where it is recommended by GNU for example) or CMake. This target copies the runtime files (executables,...
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Installing mixed technology desktop application

What are the options for installing an application which uses batch files, python, excel and proprietary software? I developed a command line shell to run fast, repeatable traffic simulations largely ...
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Easily accessible setup files for installation

The software product I work on has several services and user interfaces. There are separate setup files for each unit of the product for installation. We make customer specific changes and bug fixes ...
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What is the difference between apache and tomcat in the xampp control panel? [duplicate]

I installed xampp in my machine. I wonder what is the difference between apache and tomcat in the xampp control panel. p/s: I started apache only and test with "localhost/index.html", it works. I ...
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Where should I store the files for python modules I install?

If I download a module for Python (such as alglib) and installing is simply a matter of running python setup.py install Where should I be keeping the files I download, or the files that get created ...
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File system layout for multiple build targets

I am seeking some ideas for how to build and install software with some parameters. These including target OS, target platform CPU details, debugging variant, etc. Some parts of the install are shared,...
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