[CentOS] proper protocol for installing a *really* new package?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Dec 4 08:40:32 UTC 2009
what is the proper approach to install on centos 5.4 a package
that's newer than the currently supported one? at the moment, AFAICT,
the latest "poppler-utils" package for centos is 0.5.4. however, the
source is up to version 0.12:
which matches the current fedora version, but that's not surprising
since, naturally, fedora zips right along keeping up with that sort of
however, i have a case where it's important that a newer version of
poppler-utils (and, consequently) poppler be installed on a centos 5.4
box. someone has claimed he's done it by (gack! choke!) installing
the fedora package. that just creeps me out. in any case, what would
be the proper solution under centos? is there a "rawhide"/dev
equivalent for centos? thanks.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.
Web page: http://crashcourse.ca
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