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Re: RPM vs from source... Is there a recommended method?

From: Phil <plabonte_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-02 16:53:14 CEST

Thanks Frank.
I just was not sure if there was a stability issue with RPM vs source. And I
think I understand what you mean. Thanks.

On 8/2/06, Frank Gruman <fgatwork@verizon.net> wrote:
> Phil wrote:
> > I am deploying a 100+ user subversion server...
> >
> > Is it recommended to use from source or RPM on Fedora Core 5?
> >
> > I have installed from source before and have not had an issue... RPM
> > is just easier but I am not sure about the impact?
> Hi Phil,
> First - you posted this same request twice inside of 24 hours. As
> active as this list is, it is still only a volunteer, community, at your
> leisure, if someone feels like replying, not beholden to the number of
> times you ask a question, list. Especially for less critical items such
> as yours. Please keep this in mind for your next postings.
> Second - What is your experience with other applications you have
> installed from package versus source? Subversion is really no
> different. If you want to run on the absolute latest and greatest, then
> source is your path. If you want to work with a 'higher' level of
> stability and integration within your distribution and don't want to
> mess with the command line, your package management is better at the
> cost of maybe being a little behind on versions. Neither factor impacts
> the fact that you still have to manually create the repository or
> deployment method or any other additional configuration.
> Regards,
> Frank
Received on Wed Aug 2 16:55:22 2006

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