Originally Posted by unSpawn
Then tell me how you would compare that to "all the extra management overhead involved" building from source and your earlier "easy update" requirements?
Apologies for not replying earlier, I've been on holiday.
I'll define "Extra management overhead":
1. downloading latest source RPMs
2. changing flags for different CPU architectures
3. changing the flags to make the RPMs relocatable
4. manually deploying separate instances of the RPM to different folders
5. doing this every quarter across several machines, different architectures, different geographical locations
This is what I mean by "Extra management overhead".
Definition of "easy update":
1. use up2date
If you think you can fully automate the "extra management overhead" then I'm more than happy to hear from you for I am a mere beginner in the administration of enterprise Red Hat installations.
I've posted in good faith asking for advice on this particular issue and if I've inadvertently offended you, please accepted my humblest apologies as I'm sensing some annoyance in your replies.