[CentOS] obtaining non-packaged software

Frank Cox theatre at sasktel.net
Sat Nov 6 13:35:07 EDT 2010


On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 11:31:18 +0000
Piscium wrote:

> So I wonder what do other CentOS users do in a similar situation? Is
> it possible to get a Fedora binary package and install it? What about
> getting a Fedora source package, building and installing it? Is there
> any other possibility?

For a few programs that don't seem to be (readily) available for
Centos I just take some steps to create/compile my own rpm.  Sometimes all it
takes is a simple "rpmbuild --rebuild" command on a Fedora rpm, sometimes it
takes a bit more than that.

You can find "my" Centos rpms here:

http://www.melvilletheatre.com/articles/el5/index.html

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