[CentOS] what is the best RPM finder?

Tue Feb 15 12:26:25 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 7:14 PM, 唐建伟 <myhnet at gmail.com> wrote:
> rpmforge
> 在 2011-2-15 上午8:08,"Larry Vaden" <vaden at texoma.net>写道:
>> thanks/ldv
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Please don't topppost!

RPMforge isn't a "finder", it's a repository, and a good one.
http://rpm.pbone.net is pretty good, but doesn't have RHEL 6 yet, and
CentOS 6 isn't out yet, so it's somewhat limited in that sense. But
It's very, very useful for finding tools that are not in your
particular OS or looking among all the repositories you can think of
for relevant versions of components.

JPackage is also good for Java tools. It's a bit funky to integrate
for RHEL 5 or CentOS 5. Let us know if you go that route.

If you start reaching outside the main CentOS repository for
components, be careful about name skew and overlapping components.
This is what happened with JPackage and Eclips: RedHat renamed the
"eclipse" package" as "ecj-eclips", and obsoleted "eclipse", and the
result was chaos when trying to install a far more recent "eclipse"
from JPackage.