From: Rich Shepard (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 28 2003 - 13:47:36 EST
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Eric Zen wrote:
>> Unfortunately, I cannot install either of them as certain dependencies are
>> not satisfied.
You couldn't build the source? Hmm-m-m-m.
> I think it's an issue of creating standards that would make software
> easier to generalize for in binary form, whereas source form is less of an
> issue (if you take a look at abi source, you'll find all POSIX compliant
> operating systems are handle by the unix directories, less often one for
> every form and version of unix on the face of the earth.
The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard/Linux Standard Base addresses the
problems of different directory structures. I've been told that different
distributions have different levels of compliance with the standard. On our
Red Hat systems I either build from source then register that with the rpm
database or I grab the source rpm and rebuild that locally.
The other factor is when to upgrade end user applications (separate from
OS upgrades). I tend to wait until there's a compelling reason to upgrade as
long as the application works for me.
Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
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