[CentOS] New Centos User - Yum Repositories Question

Thu May 10 19:11:37 UTC 2007
Dianne Yumul <dianne at wellsgaming.com>

You might want to try the DAG RPM Repository:



On May 10, 2007, at 11:51 AM, Dave Cross wrote:

> I've been using Red Hat and its derivatives since RH4.2. I use Fedora
> Core 6 for all of my desktop machines, but I decided to go for Centos
> 5 for my new colo web server.
> So I've just taken delivery of a new Centos 5 virtual server from
> Bytemark (http://bytemark.co.uk/) and I'm trying to get it set up with
> all the RPMs that I'm used to from FC6.
> As I understand it, the Centos Extras repository at
> http://centos.karan.org/ is the equivalent of Fedora Extras, so I've
> downloaded and installed the *.repo file from that site.
> But I still don't seem to have access to all of the RPMs that I was
> hoping for. I was particularly looking for the Perl CPAN modules that
> are part of Fedora Extras. Very few of those seem to be available.
> Am I just too early? Is the Centos Extras repository not quite ready
> for Centos 5 yet? Or is there a technical reason why the Fedora Extras
> RPMs can't be rebuilt for Centos? Or do I need to configure yum for a
> different repository?
> if I have to rebuild the RPMs myself, then I'm quite happy to do that.
> I just wondered if they would become available automatically if I
> waited a while. There's no real hurry to get this server up.
> Cheers,
> Dave...
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