Originally Posted by arizonagroovejet
If the rpm install fails 'for dependencies' then surely there is a very high chance that the source will fail to compile due to missing dependencies?
what i shouldve continued saying was that when i install from rpm sometimes there is a shared-lib or something that is missing and it refuses to install even if i have no intention of using that feature. but from source the config may complain but you can force
it to install and the program will crash (horribly) when it tries to use the missing *.so. this happened to me when trying to install freetype for some reason...