From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Tue 25 Jul 2000 - 13:22:28 IST
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 12:25:17PM +0100, SP K wrote:
> ok thnx but i dont like or use rpm's, is there any
> reference online for linux libraries ? , I'm having no
> luck trying to find it, ipfilter is so popular one
> would think they'd give a link to it or something :-/
> --- "C. Hennessy" <Con.Hennessy at domain airtel-atn.com> wrote:
ok, i'll reiterate the point con hennessy made.
while it's fun and amusing to build everything from source,
it hard to maintain. it's also wiser to spend your time learning
how to configure the apps themselves and not how to build
it. after all you build and install an app much less often then
you run it.
it's a good skill to know, and if you're running a system that
demands high performance out of certain systems (apache, php,
mysql for instance) it wouldn't be a bad idea to download the latest
and optimise them for your needs.
but for the whole system, particularly when you're learning, it's
better to use packages so that you can learn about the apps
themselves and what they can do.
-- kevin at domain suberic.net "there's nothing wrong with windows 2000 that fork()'ed on 37058400 linux can't fix." -- va linux t-shirt meatspace place: work
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