Pros/Cons: Source vs. Binary
Question: What are the advantages/disadvantages to compiling from source/binary?
Background: Question arose while messing around with Gentoo after using Slackware on and off for a few months. After spending a good 12hrs compiling X and Gnome, I'm wondering if the optimization is worth it compared to a 10min (or less) tgz package install?
I did a search, and--feel free to call me lazy--after 5 pages of similar posts that never fully addressed this issue, I felt that it might be worth it to make a more solid post (perhaps a sticky?). If there is already a well-known post addressing this exact issue, my apologies.
Thank you very much in advance.
Last edited by DreameR-X; 03-16-2006 at 11:29 PM.