Re: Bug#374373: ITP: googleearth-package -- utility for automatically building a Google Earth Debian package
"Joe Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Is this really needed? Google was very careful in making sure that the
> package installs in /usr/local, and does not interfere with the
> system. Normally the main reason why a debian package is better than
> what upsteam distributed is because using upstreams packages will mess
> with stuff it should not touch.
I like installing from a debian package even when the upstream
distributions a reasonable binary installation of their own. No matter
how good the upstream, the debian package is almost always even easier,
more consistent, and less to worry about.