[CentOS] looking for cool, post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system
keith at karsites.net
Fri Sep 17 14:21:30 EDT 2010
On Fri, 17 Sep 2010, Les Mikesell wrote:
> To: centos at centos.org
> From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] looking for cool,
> post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system
> 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".
But what if they want/need to install a package that is not
available in any of the repos? Maybe even just for
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