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Re: building from source advice

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 12:21:00AM +0000, cyril said
> Hi
> as a Debian newbie (recent redhat convert) I could do with a bit of advice on 
> handling any source builds on my server. What kind of issues should I be 
> aware of if I choose to build some software from source on a stable Debian 
> environment. 

If you build things from source, dpkg won't be aware of them, therefore
apt will try to install them if something depends on them.

> For example I usually choose to build php / apache from source 
> on my servers. 

Why?  The Debian versions of apache and php include all known security
fixes, and pretty much all available modules.

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