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Old 09-07-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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does 'yum install' also require configure/make/install ?


Hello, I am wanting to install quagga routing software into Fedora.
If I simply use 'yum install quagga', does this mean I do not need to use the:
configure, make, make install procedure ?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Hi,

no, by default "yum install foo" will install precompiled binary packages.

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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thanks, so if the user guide says to use the 'configure, make, make install' procedure, then that means I do not have a pre-compiled binary, so I do not use the 'yum install foo" command.
Is that right ?

But would it still be useful to use 'yum install foo' to download any dependencies before I make and install ?

Thank you for confirmation.
 
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Hi,

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thanks, so if the user guide says to use the 'configure, make, make install' procedure, then that means I do not have a pre-compiled binary, so I do not use the 'yum install foo" command.
Is that right ?
Yes, but if the software is already packaged, it is usually better to install it with yum.
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But would it still be useful to use 'yum install foo' to download any dependencies before I make and install ?
'yum install foo' would not necessarily install the packages required for building foo, just the packages required to correctly run foo. What you are describing are usually called "build dependencies".

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I believe that foo is just an inserted package name so substitute package name for the word foo.
 
  


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