[hobbit] red conn lights in xymon
josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Thu May 6 00:07:40 CEST 2010
I would rather use packages everywhere. Unfortunately, it isn't the end
If you can't compile something...then you have a real problem.
Xymon in particular has no packages I'm aware. I wrote that step by step
guide so that everyone that has the ability to read and the slightly PC
knowledge can get a Xymon server running.
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On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Malcolm Hunter <malcolm.hunter at gmx.co.uk>wrote:
> > I find compiling from source to be a considerable waste of time. In a
> > scenario where I have none of the dependencies for Xymon, that means
> > compiling each and every one of them (sometimes finding that you're
> > missing a dependency whilst trying to compile another dependency). Also,
> > you're left either putting everything in one directory, or having a
> > complicated FHS-style install where it's basically impossible to go back
> > and remove it should you want to later. Also, you're generally stuck
> > patching your own software, which is also a hassle.
> > I tend to get the feeling that the "from source" people are either
> > old-fashioned (not a bad thing, just a way of doing things that perhaps
> > used to be more necessary) or must have staffing levels way above mine.
> > I certainly would say that one should know HOW to compile from source in
> > a pinch, but that it's really just not necessary on many platforms.
> True in many cases but installing pre-requisites and compiling Xymon is so
> trivial, it's certainly better than using the very old packages that are
> provided by most distros.
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