Originally posted by Yell0w_c0w
Hello, I was wondering what is the main difference between installing an RPM and compiling a source code. I noticed that when you istall an RPM it checks for "dependencies" and stuff like that, while compiled sources you don't need dependencies?
Im confused. For the same progra, why don't both have dependencies...
Well, compiling from source you can run into dependency issues. Its just that RPM's are a package management type source where your installing the already compiled binaries which usually have in the script to check for the required programs or libs, etc.
When compiling from source, it can fail when running ./configure but even when its checking, if it doesn't find something it needs, it doesn't always error out but maybe later down the road when you try to run the app or such. Just all depends on what your installing.