RPM vs compiling from Source Code
In the next 2wks I will be installing RHL4.0 Enterprise on my new machine.
It will be an stand alone webserver running MySQL, PHP and Apache.
Basically, I want to make the right decisions now to make it easier for myself later, like being able to use YUM for automatic updates....etc.
If I install Apache/PHP/Mysql using tarball, I can get fasster releases update instead of waiting for someone to release an rpm. Not to mentioned the fact you have a little more control and actually see what's happening. BUT I don't think I will be able to run YUM. Installing with RPM-based distro will allow me to use YUM, right?
Based on my little Experience it seems that RPMs lets you unstall programs easily. I could be wrong on this too.
Given the two choices and assuming that you are new to Linux, which one would be more practical?
I know there is a big disagreement about this topic but can you give me some help me out here?
Last edited by ceci2; 03-14-2005 at 11:34 AM.