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

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 00:39:41 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried Scientific Linux and found I had to re-build the same things
> that I rebuild for CentOS, including R, because their versions lagged
> behind the cutting edge.  I switched to Centos hoping that the larger
> user community would generate more contributions of updated packages
> for other things, like gnumeric or such.

CentOS is strictly a rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and yes, it
lags quite a ways behind the bleeding edge, but that's what stable
distributions do.

For more cutting edge, there's Fedora; bleeding edge is more like
Ubuntu or Gentoo, but AFAIK that's pretty much it.  Most of the other
distributions lag behind a little or a lot, depending on which one you

Now if you want truly bleeding edge software for your computer, and
you don't mind massive numbers of security holes and other bugs,
there's always Window$!  ;^)


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