[OpenAFS] openafs-kernel for 2.6.14 ?

Charles Duffy cduffy@spamcop.net
Sat, 03 Dec 2005 08:49:00 -0600

pierre.frenkiel@apc.univ-paris7.fr wrote:
>   I don't see in that case the advantage of using rpms, as the
>   installation starting from the tar.gz involves less steps,
>   and the overall times are similar.
An RPM, having been built once, can be distributed to many machines at 
your site. They also have advantages with regard to tracking the 
software on the machine; permitting clean uninstalls; permitting extra 
queries ("what files are in this package?", "what package owns this 
file?"), etc.