[PLUG] Compiling Software from the source code.

Shakthi Kannan shakthimaan at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 20 22:52:32 IST 2007


--- Meghanand Acharekar <vasco.debian at gmail.com>
| What are the advantages of compiling software
| from the source code over using binary packages.

It depends on for what purpose you are compiling
software from source code.

1. Use specific version of software from cvs/svn.
2. Want to use special compiler flags.
3. Test code with patches.

| Anybody tried compiling gcc from the source code.



Shakthi Kannan

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