[CentOS] bioinformatics repository?

John jses27 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 13:35:29 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Davide Cittaro
> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:11 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] bioinformatics repository?
> 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?

Use a tool named Alien to convert the debian packages to RPM format.
Although be warned I have not had all that much success with doing it. It
will either work or not work on installation of the rpm. Alien not only
Converts .deb to .rpm, but can also do converts for other operating systems
package formats as long as you have the correct libs installed.



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