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Date:      Tue, 6 Jan 2009 14:16:51 +0100
From:      "Stefan Miklosovic" <miklosovic.freebsd@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   compilation vs binary files
Message-ID:  <f99a79ec0901060516w2d0fcd65t261909b53e6ebdd2@mail.gmail.com>

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hi,

i would like to know, if it has a sense to compile software provided
in form of ports in /usr/ports. I mean, I know there is a bunch of
options you can choose from and make certain application more
suitable for your hardware / software needs. I just want to know, if
I can install software in binary form (eg. pkg_add -r soft) without
a significant change of performance to my machine. If I lost some
percents of perfromance, I would rather install it in that way like
to compile it and lose a lot of time ...
Yes, there is also a matter of patches and updates, because software
is constantly improving. Have even a packages in binary form a sense?

thank you



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