[CentOS] Centos 6.3 - which repos to use?

Fri Jan 25 21:22:59 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

James Freer wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> James Freer wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> From: James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com>
>>>>>>  i do not recommend to use this two repos simultaniuous (or use
>>>>>> priorities!).
>>>>> hmmm - well what is one supposed to do?
>>>> I use priorities and did not run into much problems so far...
>>>> base = 1
>>>> rpmforge = 2 (just watch out for rfx packages)
>>>> elrepo = 3
>>>> epel = 4
>>>> JD
>>> Thanks for that suggestion. I'll look into it all again in a couple of
>>> days. I'm just surprised that Centos risk the stability issue using
>>> other repos.
>> I wouldn't agree with the priorities above. As I mentioned earlier in
>> this thread, our standard repos, in addition to the base, are rpmfusion
>> epel. Other than *sigh* 386 vs x86_64 issues, we've never had dependency
>> conflicts. It all just works. elrepo I use *only* for kmod-nvidia and
>> its dependencies; I don't use rpmforge - I've tried, a few times, and
>> frequently run into dependency conflicts.
> I was only thinking of rpmforge as it seems the only repo with Abiword
> in it. For WP one has only got LO-writer or Abiword... i prefer the
> lighter unless i need the features of LO-writer as i did when i was
> teaching and preparing handouts.

Watch out how you say that - my reaction on seeing you write WP is to
wonder if they've *finally* put out a newer release of WordPerfect. (There
*was* a linux version about 10-12 years ago, under Corel Linux).