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Old 05-14-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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Mozilla - binary install vs from source


I understand there are advantages in installing from source then prebuilt binaries but for Mozilla's case, what type of advantages have you noticed?


Im looking to increase overall loading performance, everything else seems great.. just loading it getting to me.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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well binaries are easiers to install, much easier
they are a complete set and are standalone
source involves more libs and doesn't allways work
in my experience
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:33 PM   #3
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for loading you kind of can't tell the diffrence
 
Old 05-14-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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Installing from sources is in most situations better(I think): cuz you can optimize for your hardware, and that you have the sources at hand(if you need to modify something).
 
Old 05-14-2003, 10:25 PM   #5
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i don't see much benefit..

why would one want to modify source of mozilla?

??
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:54 AM   #6
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i don't see much benefit..

why would one want to modify source of mozilla?

??
Don't want to modify the source, want to see if compiling with optimizations will gain benefits with loading n such.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 02:23 AM   #7
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As much as I hate rpm and bin installs. They were the only way I could install mozilla.

I guess I need more practice.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 05:45 AM   #8
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I got binaries for moz 1.3 and 1.4 from debian and with 1.3 the mail didn't work. 1.4 has some problems with the browser there.
1.3 compiled from source with gentoo also has it's problems - like the disappearing mail thingy.
Speedwise I don't see much difference.Since compiling from source takes about 3 hours on my box I'd have to vote for the binaries.
 
  


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