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Re: build vs install

On 4/9/19, Michael Howard wrote:
> On 09/04/2019 16:35, Lee wrote:
>> What are the downsides to getting the source code and doing the
>> build/install myself vs. using a pre-built package other than I'm
>> responsible for noticing the software needs to be updated?
>> The latest example is ttcp
>>    http://nuttcp.net/nuttcp/latest/  has 8.1.4
>>    https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/nuttcp  has 6.1.2-4
>> If I ever decide to go with the debian package I just uninstall the
>> software I built and .. anything else that needs to be done before
>> installing an official package?
>> TIA
>> Lee
> You could build a debian package from the source and let apt take care
> of install/updates/uninstall. Admittedly, it could be a bit of work
> initially with versions so far apart as above but it is an option.

That's an interesting idea.  Get the debian stuff from
and see which patches still apply to the current version of the software.

But I'm missing what letting apt take care of
install/updates/uninstall gets me since I'd be the one creating &
updating the home-built package.