[oclug] SuSE aquired by Novel
rod at giffinscientific.com
Tue Nov 4 13:47:16 EST 2003
Gilles J. Seguin said:
> I personnally have problem understanding how an organization can
> install servers from stock binary or RPM. As stated above, customer
> requierements require recompiling those servers with requested
> requirements. That is to say also, for example, if apache server
> has ten options and php has ten options, then the chance that the
> provided server match yours requirements is less or equal to one
> percent. Assuming that thoses options have a normal distribution
> of fitting your requirement.
> It is one of the reason, I beleive that local organization
> have a business model. They exist enough customers, where the
> fit all server, is not a option.
Fortunately, there is a way around this issue. Packaging also allows
distributors and VAR's to modularize the options, so rather than getting a
lot of functionality you don't need, you can simply install the
functionality you want.
Unfortunately, at the moment, not all package vendors take this approach.
As it happens, they are trying to please everybody's requirements with one
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