ports versus packages

David Banning david at skytracker.ca
Thu May 22 21:14:33 PDT 2003

I was talking to a debian Linux guy the other day who preferred debians'
precompiled packages because, as he put it, "you just load it, and go,
and it always works -."

What is the benifit for us to compile versus just installing the package?
- and how come we tend to use the pre-compiled packages less than some
of our fellow *nix users? - (at least that's my perception)


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