Originally Posted by Alien Bob
[lots of clever stuff]
Am I still making sense to you :-)
No, not really.. hehe
I think I understand what you mean though, but I'm not quite sure my abilities are up to doing something like that.
The only packages I need to compile from source is PHP, HTTPD 2.2.x, Postfix, Dovecot and SQLITE. None of these packages have any "special" requirements, so I'm fairly certain the pollution you mention will be very minor. I plan on using this box for nothing else but these few packages.
I will go ahead and install 11.0 instead of 10.2.