[CentOS] Advise on RPM vs. Compiling source

Thu Dec 7 12:42:37 UTC 2006
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 07:50 +0100, Daniel de Kok wrote:
> 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:
> http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/SourceInstalls
> 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 :^).
If you want latest Postfix - get rpms from Simon Mudd...he's been making
them available forever


You get the SRPM and rebuild with extras that you want.