[Xymon] Terabithia or compile

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu Jun 18 02:38:06 CEST 2020

On Wed, 2020-06-17 at 15:44 -0800, John Thurston wrote:
> Ahh, the age-old question . .
> Last time I installed a xymon server, it was on Solaris and I compiled
> from source. I now need to deploy a new server on linux (specifically
> CentOS).
> What say ye?
> A) yum install from Terabithia
> B) make from source

I used to build from source, but for our CentOS 7 and 8 servers I have been
using the Terabithia RPMs with no problems. The downside is that, like Malcolm
Hunter mentioned, I have subsequently applied some local patches - sent to the
list - so that meant rebuilding the RPMs.

I would say if you use the stock code, then the RPMs are trivial to install
rather than building from source. If you have local mods then it's up to you -
build from source or rebuild the RPMs.
Either way you have to rebuild something :-)

At the moment I'm keeping an eye on the 'Terabithia RPMs still active?' thread,
since it may of course mean reverting to building from source. Although the
question may be modified to how much is the source on sourceforge being updated


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