compiling from source

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Are source compiled packages really faster?

It is often a question of debate. Are packages compiled from source really faster than pre-digested ones? In other words will your Linux distribution run faster with apt or rpm packages compared to having everything compiled from source on your machine?

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Created by ooviaa 8 years 6 days ago – Made popular 8 years 5 days ago
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Compile source code - and solve problems

Building software from source - that's a bit old-school, isn't it? Who wants to wrestle with the command line, hunting down dependencies and coaxing the GCC compiler into running properly?

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Created by mmclarkson 8 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 44 weeks ago
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