Tar files, dependencies included

2019/02/23

For whatever reason I try really hard to not modify my system partition. If I could mount it read-only I would. For this reason if I can install something without using my package manager I will.

I’m keeping a list of non-trivial things that you can download in tar file form:

kitty terminal emulator
VSCode

You need to manage your own $PATH and .desktop files obviously but it’s generally worth it for me.

Note: These work in Ubuntu 18.10. I can’t vouch for other distros.
Note 2: I actually switched to installing kitty with apt as it allows me to uninstall gnome-terminal. If apt doesn’t know you have another terminal installed it tries to install xterm when you remove gnome-terminal