[CentOS] obtaining non-packaged software

Piscium groknok at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 10:13:33 EDT 2010


On 6 November 2010 13:57, Mathieu Baudier <mbaudier at argeo.org> wrote:

> Third-party repos sometimes conflict.
> For example if you activate both EPEL and RPMForge fully, it is very
> likely that your perl-* packages will be a complete mess.
>
> That's why I personally followed the approach of enabling EPEL
> (almost) fully and then include RPMForge packages one by one (see my
> previous mail)
>
> It could be done the other way around, using primarily RPMForge and
> then picking up EPEL packages one by one.
> RPMForge is "stronger" on multimedia, up-to-date versions etc., but
> EPEL is a Fedora project and many packages have the same maintainer in
> EPEL and Fedora. So, by using it you stay more in the "Red Hat
> family", since RHEL (and thus CentOS) releases are based on Fedora.

Thanks, I will keep that in mind. In fact I also had the same problem
with Fedora, whereby some Atrpms packages conflicted with those from
mainline Fedora or RPM Fusion, so I ended up disabling Atrpms and
enabling it only when grabbing individual packages.


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