Actual tool design

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Jun 27 15:48:30 PDT 2000

> Advantages over rpms:
> 1) You get to compile the source yourself. You don't install pre-compiled
> binaries, so you may enable optimization.
> 2) You don't have to download a big tarball enabled for the tool. You just
> download the script if you want to use the tool with the tarball.

3) security. No more worries about somebody making a nasty rpm that
does more than just installing something (although that doesn't happen
all that often, it still is a security risc).

Gerard Beekmans

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