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From Oscar Carrillo <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 4.1, Standalone, Port 80, Coyote
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2003 19:23:46 GMT
RPMs are OK for desktop apps such as Gimp, etc.

But for apps, especially server apps, you'll want tarballs so that you can 
get the latest release for security fixes and bug fixes.

I'd hate to install tarballs for the a hundred apps on my linux system,
but I wouldn't mind if they were RPMs.

My 2 cents,

On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Shapira, Yoav wrote:

> Howdy,
> >Tarballs vs. RPMs are a matter of preference just like apache vs tomcat
> >standalone.
> I would say it's a bit more than just preference, as there can be
> overriding technical reasons for either configuration.
> >Since I tend to like to hack up apache and tomcat, I tend to use
> tarballs
> That's ironic: I like tarballs and tomcat-standalone ;)
> >In the end, just figure out which one makes your life less difficult
> I agree, and would thus argue for the tarball/zip, not RPM, as the
> former is more standard for this (tomcat) product.
> Yoav Shapira
> Millennium ChemInformatics
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