Just NOW fragmenting? Sure...
Posted Mar 4, 2006 17:01 UTC (Sat) by arafel
In reply to: Just NOW fragmenting? Sure...
Parent article: Linux fragmenting at last?
> What do you do if your favourite distribution just won't ship the app
> you like, or sticks with an old version that doesn't have the features
> you need? Change the distribution? Or build the app from source?
Personally, I use apps in this order:
a) from distribution servers, unless there's a compelling reason to move to a version they don't have, in which case
b) build from source
Using a pre-built binary is something which I almost never do. I think the only non-distro, free software pre-built binaries I have on here are Wine and transcode.
If there are a sufficient number of programs which either aren't available, or I'm fed up with having an old version, I'll migrate distribution. This is one reason why moving back to Debian from Kubuntu is on my list of things to do.
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