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Old 12-17-2002, 03:06 PM   #1
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Question rpm / binaries ?

If i compiled apache with php, should I use Rpm or binaries for mysql ?
What is the real difference between them, what is generally better to use ?

Old 12-17-2002, 03:12 PM   #2
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Whatever your comfortable with really. Either one will work. I feel you have more control over if you use source over RPM though.
Old 12-17-2002, 03:19 PM   #3
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Either one, I always use source because it really isn't hard.
It usually consists of just untaring a tarball, reading an INSTALL or README file and running a few commands.
Old 12-17-2002, 05:44 PM   #4
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Both accomplish exactly the same thing. Red Hat tries to make it easier with RPM, although many will disagree that they have done that.

Make your own mind up--install one package from the binary source and another with RPM. Actually, do several packages with each--you'll then prefer one over the other.


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