When installing Open Source Packages, what is the better or preferred option.
via YUM or ACS , Tools, Open Source Package Management.
Under the covers, it appears that ACS is actually using YUM, not 100% certain, can someone comment on this?
Pros/Conn of using each option.


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From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Pete Helgren
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Subject: Re: Confirmation of Open Source Packages installed via ACS, Tools, Open Source Package Management

It will.  I think maybe Jim was thinking that the most common dependencies might be in the available package list so just go ahead and install them ahead of time.

But I am with you Rob, especially when it comes to audits: If it ain't on your system you won't be flagged if it is seen as a security risk by an audit tool.  Just install what you need.  Yum will make sure you install the correct dependencies.

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On 11/11/2019 8:08 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
I thought one of the purposes of yum was to check for all the dependencies.

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