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Old 12-10-2010, 05:46 AM   #1
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install rpm or source

Hi Guys,
Can any one tell me what are the differences, prons and cons when I install something from source versus installing that thing from rpm.
Old 12-10-2010, 06:25 AM   #2
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For the cons of compiling from source:
When you use make_install it will not be in the rpm database and you have to keep track of the package yourself.
As for the pros:
You can configure with the options and flags that you choose.
The best option if you want to take advantage of the benefits of both is to use rpmbuild to build your own rpms.


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