[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Feb 15 11:20:39 PST 2008

On Fri, 15 Feb 2008, Alan Louis Scheinine wrote:

> Personally I cannot imagine using software applications
> as found in any distribution.  For any user request, I
> compile from scratch from the software WWW site. Doesn't
> everybody do this?

Definitely not.  I almost never compile from scratch.  The whole point
of using fedora is that precious ability to be able to enter:

  yum install \*pvm\*

and have it be so, and subsequently be autoupdated with fixes and
security patches, no further human effort required.

Of course, then I encounter things like xpvm being broken (at least for
me) in F8.  I may reluctantly have to grab source and debug, or more
likely I'll whine on this list and see if anybody else has done it for

I won't say that I "hate" having to compile things from source (or to
fix things in general) but it is certainly true that I dislike it and
really prefer not to have to.


> best regards,
> Alan Scheinine
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