[CentOS] obtaining non-packaged software

Sat Nov 6 13:57:57 UTC 2010
Piscium <groknok at gmail.com>

On 6 November 2010 13:22, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Are there any specific applications that you need but are not
> available in the CentOS repos, or just in general? My experience is
> that I had to build Anki [1], as no current version was available for
> either CentOS or Fedora.

I like Tomboy, which in turn requires the mono stack, and neither is
available on CentOS nor EPEL. I could use gnote as an alternative,
though, it also is not available at those two repos either.

And I use the Flash player and Acrobat reader from the Adobe repo. Can
they be used on CentOS?

And I like to listen to radio over the Internet, so I use different
streaming protocols, codecs and players plugged in to Firefox.

So yes, with codecs, flash, players and so on I am asking for trouble.
I would say half of the reliability issues I have with Fedora are
related to Firefox and media plugins and codecs. Hopefully with CentOS
I would have less Gnome issues and kernel oops.

Anyway, Fedora 12 was very reliable on my hardware, but I have a
number of issues with Fedora 13. I could try to upgrade to Fedora 14
but perhaps I will wait instead for CentOS 6. Apparently it is largely
based on Fedora 12 so I would expect it would work well on my PC.