Subject: Re: DOH! need xlock, xlockmore, etc. etc.
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 04/02/1997 12:59:39
Matthias Scheler drunkenly mumbled...
> In article <Pine.HPP.3.96.970331122534.16341Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "G. Evans" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Or is it more likely that I will need to get the source and compile it
> > myself?
> Compiling sources yourself is always the best choice. Even two friends of
> mine using *shudder* Linux stopped using binary distributions some time
> ago because you never know what you get with them.
something that comes to mind... irc-2.8 (i _think_ that version) precompiled
comes as a 600k+ binary. after you 'strip' it it becomes a 125k binary.
just think of the possible goofy options people have (can) compiile binaries
with and you'll swear off precompiled binaries for good.
Just about every computer on the market today runs UNIX, except the Mac
(and nobody cares about it).
-- Bill Joy 6/21/85
"Never underestimate the power of a computer." - Superman III
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