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There are significant risks if you build your own package. You will need to track upstream changes and keep up to date. (Otherwise you will miss security, functionality, and optimization changes.) Rather than build on the production server, build on the the development server and package the software for installation on the production server. For many ...


There are several tradeoffs you've made that are not immediately obvious. By running your own builds, you're responsible for keeping track of upstream updates, particularly with regard to security. You're also suspectible to changes in your environment that would've been handled in distribution packages, but you again have to monitor and re-integrate such ...

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