[CentOS] Centos 6.3 - which repos to use?

Tue Jan 22 21:19:22 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

James Freer wrote:
> I've just installed v6.3 as a desktop (from
> Centos-6.3-i386-LiveCD.iso) and to get the hang of the Centos approach
> and then hope to move on to a server. I've been using linux *buntu for
> 5 years.
> Hope i don't sound like a nit but i've got a little confused with the
> repos. Hoping someone would be kind enough just to clarify. This
> installation is for stability whilst installing the latest versions
> available.
> b] So which repos to use as i'm unsure where apps are i want to use
> 3rd party repos
> rpmforge (DAG), and EPEL seem likely
> other repos seem likely to replace core packages which wouldn't be
> applicable.

Here at work, we use rpmfusion and epel. RPMforge too often has packages
that have dependencies that conflict with base CentOS packages.

I've been using elrepo *very* cautiously, but that's only been for