[CentOS] Yum Update

Thu Jul 6 01:31:22 UTC 2006
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 05:39:26PM -0700, mike opoien enlightened us:
> nano /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

I won't comment on the choice of editors...

> add the following repos, and it should get more options.

Several problems with your suggestion:

1. Dries and Dag both package for rpmforge, so in fact these both give you
the same thing.

2. RPMforge does package some kernel modules, but not full kernels.

3. Better than editing the CentOS-Base.repo file, you should create a new
.repo file, since the CentOS file could be overwritten on later upgrades.

4. The OP was asking about the unsupported kernel, which is located in the
CentOSPlus repository. Try enabling that repository either via the command
line or by setting enabled=1 in Centos-Base.repo

5. The better option may be to use the kernel-module-xfs from the testing
repo at dev.centos.org. This is updated code from SGI whereas the XFS
support in the unsupported kernel is mostly untouched and out of date.

Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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