Originally Posted by chrism01
Well that would be it then. Unless you have extremely odd requirements, always use the built-in tools to download/install sw, which will get it from trusted repos eg in your case the official CENTOS repos.
Personally, I'd remove your handbuilt one and use the tools.
Oh, I see. I thought it would be the same thing. Since I'm a newbie, I was trying to go through the motion of compiling and learning from it. No matter, this is just a test virtual machine so I'll take your suggestion and try that route. Perhaps this is probably the same problem I'm having with my BIND install as it didn't put the named.conf in /etc directory and it looks like I have to manually piece every thing together. So from now on, it seem like it's always best to get the RPMs. Thank you.