This is going to turn into another one of my “I love package management” posts. When I first starting managing Linux servers with Apache, adding a new module to Apache required going back to the source code, remembering the configure parameters you compiled Apache with last time, configuring Apache again with the same parameters plus whatever changes need to be made, compiling, testing, and then installing. It took hours. Now, it takes a few minutes to add something like mod_ssl support to Apache without having to compile anything.

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