[CentOS] You didn't give me some packages, so now I'm giving you some! R, TexLive, LyX, Gnumeric, etc.

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 14:51:24 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I want up-to-dateish versions of TexLive, R, gnumeric, emacs, but on a
>> more-or-less stable base of Centos-5.2.  I asked for packages in this,
>> but got no answers. So now I've built them and will let you try them
>> if you want. I used the source packages from Fedora 8 and 9.
> You might want to take a look at joining up with rpmrepo for
> distribution of packages. Folks are (sometimes with good reason)
> reluctant to use packages from individuals. Rpmforge/rpmrepo are
> respected repositories, and you'll be able to take advantage of plenty
> of developer expertise.

Thanks for the suggestion.  I've gone to http://reprepo.org and find
mostly "empty space" and links pointing nowhere.

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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