[CentOS] Recommended REPO Setup for Desktop on Cos5

Niki Kovacs contact at kikinovak.net
Wed Jul 18 16:33:15 UTC 2007

John Thomas a écrit :
> CentOS is simply great.  I use it as my main desktop.  I use VMWare 
> clients for any "special needs" software.  I am struggling a bit with 
> the plethora of repos and looking for some advice.
I use CentOS 5.0 as "stealth" desktop system in town halls and public 
libraries here (South France).

I use the CentOS repos with the yum-priorities plugin, and then 
rpmforge. Everything that is not provided, I do either:

1) check out Fedora Core 6 SRPMs and build the binary package on my 
system. See the WiKi page for how to build packages as normal user.

2) And if I can't find it there (example: xmms-wma), I check out the 
.spec file in the freshrpms repo, download the corresponding source, and 
that does the job.


Niki Kovacs

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