[CentOS] obtaining non-packaged software

Sat Nov 6 12:57:52 UTC 2010
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sat, 6 Nov 2010 11:31:18 +0000 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> I have been using Fedora on my home desktop for close to an year, and
> I am happy with it, nevertheless I am considering switching to a
> slower-moving distro.
> CentOS + EPEL put together have less packages than Fedora. Moreover
> RPM Fusion has fewer packages for EL than for Fedora. I am wondering
> how can I install on my PC applications for which packages do not
> exist from one of the above-mentioned repos.
> I can go upstream, get sources and build them. It is a good solution,
> I do that even with Fedora, however this can mean a lot of work when a
> package depends on 10 others.
> So I wonder what do other CentOS users do in a similar situation? Is
> it possible to get a Fedora binary package and install it? What about
> getting a Fedora source package, building and installing it? Is there
> any other possibility?

RPMForge has a lot of packages (but be careful!).  rpmbone has more.

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