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outside of that im not that keen on playing God at to high of a level, this is a set of machines that I have to hand to someone when ...
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    outside of that im not that keen on playing God at to high of a level, this is a set of machines that I have to hand to someone when i leave here, and since redhat is using up2date i doubt they are going to switch, id rather not have to hand the next fool a contraption that says here, this is the backa*swards way I did it - it's been 2 years since the last admin left, and im still cleaning up his symlinks and "fixes"
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    i have yet to have any problems with that. Though I was never a fan of rpms and basicly compiled everything from source. I can see where you wouldn't want to use that in a production enviroment but I think its great for personal use.

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    Well, I agree with the compile from source opinion. You get the software better customized to your system that way. However, I must say that unless you're really need the source for customization or something, RPMs are a convenient way for maintaining your system.

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    i agree, i compile from source when i need to - otherwise RPM's are an easy way to maintain/upgrade/track - after all, that is one of the reasons FOR an rpm
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    I think what got me away from using packages was using debian and dselect. If anyone has ever used dselect, they know what I mean.

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    having not used dselect and being to lazy to google at the moment, care to elaborate?
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    Ugliest package manager you will ever find. I'm not sure how it is today since last time I used it was with debian 2.0

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    Oh i took it the other way, when you said debian and dselect got you away from packages, i thought you meant they got you away from RPM's implying they were better not worse.
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