[CentOS] Advise on RPM vs. Compiling source

Thu Dec 7 06:50:37 UTC 2006
Daniel de Kok <daniel-lists at taickim.com>

On Thu, 7 Dec 2006 00:57:39 +0000 (GMT)
Jun Salen <nokijun at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Need some advice on installing postfix in CentOS4.
> Which is better, installing by yum or rpm -i or by
> compiling from source code? What are the advantages
> and/or disadvantages of each. Thanks.

The Wiki lists some cons/pros:


Your standard modus operandi should be installing from the CentOS
repositories with yum. It is the only thing that is supported and
well-tested. It is also the only way to automatically get security
updates for Postfix from the CentOS project through yum.

There are exceptions to the rule, but you'll know when you encounter
them :^).

-- Daniel