[CentOS] CentOS 4.4 and other software?

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Fri Nov 3 12:15:29 UTC 2006

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), 

Eh? 4.4 is pure RHEL 4U4, there's nothing "meshed" in there from 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).

<http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/yum/> - maybe you're looking for the
"group" commands in yum?

yum list "kernel*" would show all available packages beginning with

> Up2Date didn't seem much of a help, either.

Well, it's in there because of upstream compatibility but really uses
yum as its backend.

> 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.

It's not in CentOS by default, but may be in one of the other
repositories (see the wiki link above).

> Am I missing something with available packages?

You could use lftp, which is pretty similar ...


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