Linux has been a fun treat. I am a little baffled why this was so much work. Creating a .deb file was not as simple as I thought it was going to be. To get what I needed to get done, I actually downloaded several existing deb files, like putty, and unpacked them and examined the various files inside.
Once I got it, I created a script to generate a deb file for me, but it still needs work.
I’m a huge fan of static linking. There are several programmers who make the argument, it will bloat programs and it isn’t good practice. I say, Pfff!
Flirc as a static compile in linux, is 8.6 MBytes. What is it when it’s not a static compile? About 1 MByte. So what are the downsides? My server is going to send more data. It will take up more space on client computers. What is the upside? I don’t have to deal with dependency nightmare that is arguably the major flaw in Linux. Worth it…
I’m still having issues with libusb, so I I currently have two binaries. A 64 and a 32 bit. They have been posted on the Linux Downloads Page.
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