On Redhat/CentOS how many use a repository and how many build from source?

francis picabia fpicabia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 23:56:37 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Nikolaos Milas <nmilas at noa.gr> wrote:
> On 17/1/2013 5:45 μμ, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
>> We build Postfix and Amavis ourselves.
> We build Postfix, Amavis, Dovecot ourselves too.
> Postfix, based on:
> http://ftp.wl0.org/official/2.9/SRPMS/postfix-2.9.1-1.src.rpm
> Amavis, based on:
> http://pkgs.repoforge.org/amavisd-new/amavisd-new-2.6.6-3.rf.src.rpm
> Dovecot, based on:
> http://ns.fakessh.eu/rpms/dovecot-2.1.8-1.centme.src.rpm
> We simply replace with the latest sources and adjust options/naming and
> build current packages.
> Nick

Thanks for the responses, everyone.

I've shied away from source RPMs.  I rarely saw any point
in the end sysadmin user needing it.  But perhaps I should
check it out as a regular solution for something like amavisd which
no distro has an interest in updating frequently.

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