[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at webtrek.com
Wed Sep 14 18:46:01 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 22:46 +0900, Dave Gutteridge wrote:

> Actually, this leads me to a question I wanted to ask anyway. I've been 
> advised here before that I should always try to install things through 
> Yum or RPMs. I've been told that installing from tar files and building 
> from source is a bad idea.
> But what does one do when there is software that is readily available 
> for other Linux distros, and is theoretically buildable for CentOS, but 
> not available from the standard Yum repositories like Dag and CentOS's 
> own? Is one supposed to contact the repository owner and request the 
> software be included?

	I use the checkinstall utility.  Make your own rpms out of the tar
source and then keep them updated and managed through yum or whatever.

Joe Klemmer <joe at webtrek.com>
Linux/UNIX System Administrator | Linux Instructor | Resident Hacker

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