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

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Sat Jan 19 22:57:32 CET 2013

There is a spec file in the tarbar which you can use to quickly rebuild it yourself. I've posted about this several times if you search the list.

On Jan 18, 2013, at 2:56 PM, francis picabia wrote:
> 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.

Jo Rhett
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