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Re: Goofy RedHat Problem

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 10:41:25AM -0400, John Klein wrote:
> I'm going to sound like a broken record (or some kind of fanatic) here, 
> but the Gentoo distribution lets you set the following flags for OpenLDAP: 

Of course it does, you have to compile the thing.

> As for what you know, a distribution that does not tell you what libraries 
> are used to compile your software is not a distribution that should be 
> used by anyone, anywhere, at any time, for any purpose.

ldd is your friend, as is rpm -qR and something equivalent for .deb.

> that most people are simply running something like ./configure 
> --with-special-sauce --with-jumping-peppers --without-frumple && make && 

Actually, these options are of the utmost importance and should be carefully
chosen. That's where the learning part comes from.