[CentOS] Managing recompiled packages?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Jul 19 06:04:40 UTC 2007

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using Centos 5.0 on my desktop, and I'm very happy with it. One 
> question bothers me. I rebuilt a handful of apps, for example K3B to 
> enable MP3 audio, or libshout and mpd, to enable streaming audio.
> Now what happens if these get updated? I guess the new version will 
> squash my personal version. Is there a way to prevent these packages 
> from being updated? Or how should I handle these?

ideally, package your new versions as RPMs that update the original, 
provide the compatability resources of the original RPMs, and are 
versioned such that no stock rhel/centos update will overwrite them

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