[CentOS] bioinformatics repository?

Davide Cittaro davide.cittaro at ifom-ieo-campus.it
Tue Nov 25 11:11:26 UTC 2008

Hello John, and thanks for the tips

On Nov 25, 2008, at 11:59 AM, John wrote:
> David, you could try Checking out the Scientific Linux Project to  
> Maybe add
> and use there Repos. It should also be binary compatable with CentOS.

Unfortunately that repos is suitable for physics and not really for  
biology... :-( I found some useful rpm in FC6 repository but still I  
miss a lot of packages.
What is strange is that lot of those packages are standard on less  
spread OS (I use Gentoo and FreeBSD)...

> That
> would be the only Distributon that I know of that would maybe have  
> what you
> need. The only others would be maybe Debian Based Systems because of  
> the
> huge alternate package options. But off course then you would need to
> convert the debian packages to rpm format and there is also a tool  
> to do
> that.

That's interesting... is it a yum wrapper for apt-get or do I have to  
download .deb packages and resolve dependencies on my own?

Thanks again


Davide Cittaro

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