Binary vs build from source

Randolph Kahle randy at databliss.net
Thu Nov 3 00:07:07 EDT 2011


Kelly,

Thank you for the prompt response.

I installed from DEB and it's working just fine now. 

Randy


On Nov 2, 2011, at 5:42 PM, Kelly McLaughlin wrote:

> Randy,
> 
> Using the DEB package is probably the best way to start out. It'll be quicker to get started and you won't have to worry about installing all the tools to build from source. Last I checked the erlang version of the package that Ubuntu installs via apt is old and doesn't work with the latest branches of riak anyway so you would also have to build erlang from source. So the path of least resistance is to use the deb. 
> 
> Kelly
> 
> On Nov 2, 2011, at 4:45 PM, Randolph Kahle wrote:
> 
>> I'm new to Riak so please forgive a newbie question. I searched the email archives and did not see a discussion about this...
>> 
>> I will setup several VMWare Ubuntu instances to run a Riak ring so I can perform some testing and then development.
>> 
>> What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of using the binary DEB package compared to building from source?
>> 
>> -- Randy
>> 
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