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From: Roger Marquis (marquisroble.com)
Date: Sat Jul 28 2007 - 17:51:00 CDT
Tony Earnshaw <tonnihetnet.nl> wrote:
>If you can't build from source or srpm, your installation is
>*severley* effed up. Sort it out for yourself.
I don't think we want to require every Linux enthusiast to know
how to compile software. That only sends them straight to MS and
What is actually 'ffed' up is the RPM software packaging system.
Even Windows does distribution better than RPM-based Linux. As
outlined in this thread, these two variants of DLL-hell have real
problems compared to source-based packaging like FreeBSD's, which
does the compiling for you.
That said not everyone can run FreeBSD either.
<plug>This is where commercial software can bridge the gap. My
company maintains custom postfix RPMs for a number of platforms
<http://www.postconf.com/software/>. We charge a small fee for
this but do build from the _latest_ sources with almost any
dependency you might need.</plug>
The downside of this is that there's no repository, so you do have
to at least know how to download and run an installation script as
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