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Is it worth it to compile primary services like Apache, MySql and on another note, the kernel to squeeze out more performance?

Ubuntu 10.04 64bit


I mean compile from source with architecture specific flags instead of using x86_64 binaries.


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Uh? Are they not already compiled? – Gaius Nov 1 '10 at 16:57
I mean compile with flags optimal to my processor. – kobrien Nov 1 '10 at 16:58
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In my point of view, nowadays I would not recommend to compile such services unless you are trying to run them on a specific platform for which your distribution does not provide packages.

Distributions not only provide packages for a wide variety of architectures, but they also provide security fixes, which you might miss.

Unless you have specific needs, I would recommend against it (and back in the old days, I used to compile almost everything).

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Sounds reasonable – kobrien Nov 1 '10 at 17:34

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