[Centos] New CentOS contrib packages and 3rd party repos

Thu May 13 22:45:59 UTC 2004
Lance Davis <lance at uklinux.net>

A number of new packages are now in the contrib repository including 
cluster manager, courier-imap, maildrop and piranha - amongst others - 
thanks to bilbo for these. (we are still waiting for some of the 

There are also kernels for i586 in the contrib section.

contrib packages are supplied by third parties, not (necessarily) tested 
by CentOS developers and not GPG signed by Centos.

contrib is available at http://mirror.centos.org/3.1/contrib  and should 
be on all mirrors.

There is also a 3rd party yum repository for CentOS-3 at 
http://people.best-off.org/~rhel-devel/centos-3/ with lots of perl nodules 
amongst other stuff.

The link above provides details of how to configure yum.conf to use the 

Dag Wieers also provides a repository of rpms for Rhel3 that will (mostly) 
work with CentOS - http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/ If you do come across 
any there that dont work properly then please let either Dag or us know.

You can add Dag's repository to your yum.conf by adding :-

name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

We welcome 3rd party repositories as being a good way of finding 
additional software for CentOS, however the CentOS developers do not test 
the packages and cannot provide support for them. 

We will list 3rd party repositories on the CentOS website and also mirror 
them where practical/legal .

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