I spent about 3 hours on the phone with a camara user trying to install
ktouch. In the end I had to say I could not fix the problem with out access
to the box. From what I could see ktouch is not included in the meta
packages when the distro is installed, and so needs to be installed after
wards. For some reason i could not install it using Apt(cant remember why
not, may have been because the multi/universe repos were not included), so I
had to talk the guy through installing from source. He was very patient and
appreciative, but had never used linux until a few days previously, and in
then end I had to give up.
After going to the trouble of tweaking their own version of Ubuntu and
calling it camarabuntu, could they not have included ktouch as part of the
Alternatively, you could compile the program from source on a pc running
same hardware and software, then convert it to a .deb package with the
required libraries, and distribute it along with the PC's.
On 7/27/07, Daniel Shaw <dshaw78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27/07/07, mark neary <ghostdogtree at inbox.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
>> > They are using a prog called ktouch which is a touch typing tutor.Thecurrent version they are using is
> 1.5.3 and they would like to upgrade to 1.6.
> > The question is what is the simplest and most direct way to do this
> bearing in mind that they have little or no internet access.
>> > Also bear in mind that not only is this their first experience of linux
> but also their first experience of pc's!
>> Hmmm, well it's a little unclear about who's doing the upgrade and
> where it's getting done..
>> That is, who needs to get the update done, the Camara team or the
> school? Are the PCs pre-installed before shipping or do they get
> installed on arrival? Are they trying to integrate the newer version
> into the installation process? Update it directly after installation?
> Or update existing installs that have been set up already in the past?
>> If you can expand a little on the process and the needs, perhaps I can
> offer some suggestions. The suggestions still may not help of course
> :) But then again they might!
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