DEB vs RPM (Was: RE: [oclug] the unix way)
dave at nexus.carleton.ca
Thu Apr 26 00:57:49 EDT 2001
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Jon Earle wrote:
: I've not built a package before... why would I build a package from source
: and install from the package vs just building from source like the old
For a single home machine, building a package for yourself may not be
worth the bother, but once you try and maintain a common configuration
across multiple machines, being able to build once and then install
multiple times is a great thing. I tend to build RPMS for things I
want tailored to my needs _and_ want to install on more than one box.
Just to add fuel to the flames, I tend to find RPM packages easier to
customize and rebuild locally than a Debian package. I like having
multiple patchfiles, for example.
"Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and a
US Navy submarine will make sure he's never hungry again."
- C. Neufeld
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