[CentOS] proper protocol for installing a *really* new package?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Dec 4 12:11:52 UTC 2009
On Fri, 4 Dec 2009, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > 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:
> > http://poppler.freedesktop.org/
> > which matches the current fedora version, but that's not
> > surprising since, naturally, fedora zips right along keeping up
> > with that sort of thing.
> > 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.
> You could get an SRPM from fedora and tryo to "rpmbuild --rebuild"
> it. Since poppler is a library, you may have to also rebuild any
> packages that depend on it (evince, poppler-utils and xfig on my
> system, maybe others on yours). You should do this as non-root,
> check out the centos wiki and list archive for details on that.
oh, i've built my share of rpms from source on fedora, that's not a
problem. i'm just thinking of possible dependency issues. given how
much newer the source rpm would be, i can only imagine what that new
binary rpm might need in the way of newer dependencies that don't even
exist under centos.
i'll give it a shot and see what happens. thanks.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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