On 9/3/06, David Dorgan <fignuts at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 9/3/06, Harry Duncan <usr.src.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Brian Foster wrote:
> > > | Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 15:54:53 +0100
> > > | From: Pádraig Brady <P at draigBrady.com>
> > > |[ ... ]
> > > | Never ever do `make install` on a distro that supports package
> > > | management. You're just making an unmaintainable system and
> > > | loosing the benefits of package management. [ ... ]
> > >
> > > "never" is a bit too strong, albeit for the OP's situation,
> > > it probably is extremely good advice.
> > I'd be with Brian on this one....
>>> Even in a situation where you are bootstrapping $something, using package
> management makes sense. At least you can version control your config files
> or script, and make sure that all $systems of this kind have the same
Which is why I said, make your own packages...
> make install is going back to amateur hour in a production environment.
Thats a very microsoft take on it. Personally, I like to control my
own destiny. If I can build it from source on my machine, build a
package and deploy it, then I'll be able to fix it when there is a
problem, build a new package and deploy across my servers and not sit
and hope that some other package maintainer is going to do that
correctly for me anytime soon. The later is "amateur hour" in my
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