[CentOS] mysqld breaks yum, help?

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 16:41:35 UTC 2008


On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 22:10, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:
> Perhaps you should use a distribution that includes all of the
> packages you need rather than trying to bolt a bunch of
> 3rd party stuff on to CentOS.

Agreed.

> I install a bunch of 3rd party packages myself, though they
> are all built from source, and all installed/tested via RPM,
> I never, ever directly use 3rd party repositories. Never
> have had a problem. I even download mysql from mysql.com and
> build it from source, even go so far as rebuilding php
> to link against the newer mysql(in CentOS 4's case). No
> problems.

How is this not "trying to bolt a bunch of 3rd party stuff on to CentOS"?

And I don't agree with you that using 3rd party repositories is not
advisable. Many 3rd party repositories have very high quality
standards and many useful packages. Not using them means a lot more
work in packaging and updating that others will do for you if you use
them.
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

Filipe


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