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Old 12-21-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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KDE 3.3 and Slackware 10.

I would like to move from KDE 3.2 to 3.3.2.
I found the source, and was planning to compile.
I then found pre-made slackware packages. for 3.3.2.

Is there any difference in compiling vs. installing packages other than the time involved?

I am assuming there has to be some advantage to compiling from sourrce.

Just curious which one to do.

Old 12-21-2004, 11:07 AM   #2
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packages in rpm form are usually easier to install--there is often not much more to it than clicking on the package in the gui.
Old 12-21-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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I know how to compile from source (sorta), and from slackware packages.

I was wondering if there was an advantage to compiling over packages?

I know packages in slack are easy.
installpkg filename.tgz

I already have the 19 or so source tarballs. I could download the slack packs if there is no real difference.



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