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Old April 25, 2012, 19:51   #14
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Originally Posted by fph View Post
Then your best bet is not to compile anything and stick with your distribution's official repositories. They are better tested, and compiled/packaged by competent programmers who know and care about compatibility issues and vulnerabilities.
Sorry, I meant that when compiling a program, I find it more important to maintain the system integrity and stability (rather than tweak the program). The Ubuntu repositories lack several open source games, and I'd just like to make them work without wrecking my system
Originally Posted by fph View Post
What you heard is either FUD or stories from 15 years ago, when you had to recompile the kernel to get your sound card working (if you were lucky).
The article appeared only six years ago, and on a Ubuntu wiki.
Originally Posted by fph View Post
Nowadays, [...] compiling from source = lots of dependencies and version conflicts to care about; do it only if what you're looking for is not in the repos.
Even if it's just a game? In that case I better try out live CDs and VMs, like Mikko suggested.
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