[CentOS] CentOS 4.4 and other software?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Fri Nov 3 12:10:57 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 07:03 -0500, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I just installed CentOS 4.4 on my laptop, having good experience with 
> Debian, Fedora Core 5, and RHEL4.   I really like 4.4's overall appearance 
> (meshing of RHEL4 and FC5), but what I have yet to figure out is how to 
> access repositories for applications that are not part of the default 
> install, such as ncftp.   I invoked and updated yum, but it had no idea.
> I would also like to see what all available kernel offerings are, and 
> maybe various development tools (i.e. dependencies).
> Up2Date didn't seem much of a help, either.
> None of the above tools seemed to know anything about ncftp, and it has 
> been around for at least 10 years, and is available for just about every 
> distro, sometimes by default.

Try lftp instead. (it is the replacement in EL4)

> Am I missing something with available packages?
> Thanks.
> Scott

How to manage software with yum is here:

and here:

Here is how to added both extra CentOS repos and 3rd party repos in

Johnny Hughes

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