[CentOS] Good [L]AMP tutorial for CentOS 5.2 ?

Rene Fournier m5 at renefournier.com
Sat Oct 11 22:13:29 UTC 2008

On 11-Oct-08, at 2:16 PM, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> 3. Is it a bad idea to install some software from the command-line  
>> via
>> wget, some software from the graphical Package Manager, and some
>> software from the the web? What I mean is, so far it seems like Linux
>> manages the list of installed packages, and I just wonder if I'm
>> screwing things up this way.
> Yes. Bad idea and it *will* screw up your system. Read up on CentOS  
> and try
> to understand why we ship exactly that set of packages contained in  
> any
> of the 4 available CentOS versions. If you find that not having the  
> newest
> software available, CentOS might not be the correct distribution for  
> you.
> If you want to have a stable set of packages supported for seven  
> years(!),
> then stay with CentOS. Mixing CentOS packages and "stuff from the  
> web" will
> not help with that.

Thanks a lot for the explanation (and to admin also). Everything you  
say makes sense, and I will look at using YUM for adding the software  
I need.


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