[Techtalk] Installing from RPM vs. source

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Sun Feb 23 15:20:55 EST 2003

How do you figure out which method is appropriate?

I like installing from RPM's if I can... and for stuff like compilers
and libraries, it's a no-brainer.  Where I have a problem is
installing software like MySQL or PHP.  Every once in a while, I come
across something that I can install using either method; if I build
from source, there might be options I want to enable or disable, like
SSL, for example.

How do you find out exactly what's been enabled in the RPM version?


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