[CentOS] looking for cool, post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 14:14:11 EDT 2010

On 9/17/2010 1:06 PM, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>>   i've already added a section on EPEL, just so i can install things
>>> like git.  and i know there's an entire page at centos.org on extra
>>> repos.  any there that you *particularly* recommend?  i'll revisit
>>> that page later today but i'm thinking that, for the sake of this
>>> first-level admin course, EPEL might be sufficient for now.
>> How to identify and work your way out of rpm conflicts.  (without using
>> nodeps of course).
> How to download, md5sum check, unpack, configure and
> compile a GPL *.tar.gz package.
> As SysAdmin that's something they will need to do sooner or
> later :)

But it's much more important to know all the reasons *not* to do that 
except as a last resort.  Reasons that someone who has had to maintain 
and update such things for decades will know that won't occur to an 
inexperienced beginner.  You can summarize by saying "yum update is a 
lot easier".

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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