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Old 02-09-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Inkscape install--Yum or "configure, make, make install"


Hi. I'm confused about when to use Yum (included with CentOS), and when to install a program by the use of the configure, make, install directives. I've not used either (besides installing nmap w/ Yum, which was a snap).

The readme file with Inkscape says:

Inkscape uses the standard procedure for compilation and installation:

./configure
make
make install

Should I follow this, or use Yum? Do I still need to worry about dependencies, per the readme file?

Your advice will be appreciated.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Yum will install an already compiled version and take care of deps.

You should always use yum unless:

* You want a never version or the software is not included in the repos.
* You want a specific function, not enabled by default.
* You like to compile your programs.
* Other (explain...)

PS, inkscape is included on the rpmforge repo.
 
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