[CentOS] CentOS 5 and Fedora Core

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 15:50:36 UTC 2009

Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 December 2009 14:51:23 Matt wrote:
>> If memory serves me correctly I was told CentOS 4.x was based on
>> Fedora Core 3.  So when finding a rpm I always looked for one for
>> Fedora Core 3 and then it seemed to install ok on CentOS 4.  Is CentOS
>> 5 the same way and if so what Core is it based on?
> CentOS 5 is based on Fedora Core 6.
> That said, be warned that installing FC packages on CentOS is *not* a good 
> idea. While it might work without issues in some cases, such practice is 
> inviting trouble.

A slightly better approach is to grab the src rpm for fedora and 
'rpmbuild --rebuild' it to get the binary versions to install.  But most 
things that will work are already built in the epel or rpmforge 

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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