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____/ Homer on Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 13:31 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Gregory Shearman spake thusly:
>> On 2011-08-24, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I assume the binaries are better tested. At least there is no risk of
>>> compilation errors.
>> The binaries are generic.. lots of stuff you don't need are compiled
>> into them. This can be a security risk or can add in unnecessary bugs.
>> Your worry about compilation errors is extremely overrated. The
>> ebuilds are *very* well tested. I run Gentoo amd64 stable and there's
>> no problem with compilation errors.
> And if the corresponding sources to the vendor-supplied binaries don't
> compile on my system, that a discrepancy I'd rather know about than be
> kept ignorant of. Indeed that situation arose far too often when I was
> using Fedora, which is just one of the many reasons I dumped it.
Fedora put me off a bit after its Octave build was broken and I had to resort
to compiling with old versions of GNUplot and ImageMagick, to no avail.
~~ Best of wishes
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