[CentOS] CentOS 4.4 and other software?
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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