[CentOS] Centos 6.3 - which repos to use?

Sun Jan 27 15:18:40 UTC 2013
John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com>

On 1/26/2013 4:21 PM, James Freer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> Am 26.01.2013 22:07, schrieb James Freer:
>>>  From what i have seen of fedora and centos in the rpm world the repos
>>> are very much better in the debian world. To me the stability comes
>>> from the distro and it's repos. Not being able to install Abiword or
>>> yumex, having to spend time selecting options for repos to me simply
>>> isn't worth it.
>>> I've just installed a Slackware distro today and it's the best i've
>>> ever tried in 6 years of using linux. It's speed, ease of installation
>>> put's it in a league of its own. Or as their 'chilling warning goes'
>>> Once you go Slack... you never go back!
>> have fun with a package management without dependency tracking
>> well, without the probles above are hidden, but not solved
>> a funny thing to play with - but laughable for production environments
>> which you maintain over many years without reinstall them ever
> Like debian is improved on with derivative distros, when i said slack
> i was referring to a derivative Salix... with package management
> Gslapt which is very similar to synaptic. Hate to say it but imo very
> much better than yum.
> You've been a nice friendly crowd but centos isn't for me.
> james
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If I were doing a desktop setup, I would very likely not use CentOS 
"EL". Remember E stands for Enterprise. What is an enterprise? What 
expectations does an enterprise have? Our 'enterprise' is web facing 
servers doing hosting and email mostly. In the hosting world, the users 
get to put up their content. Most of the time this 'enterprise' solution 
is great. I don't have to worry about upgrades that break things. I 
would not know for instance if a PHP upgrade broke a website until the 
client let us know. This might be the day it happened or it might be 
months after it occurred. Yes, some folks don't actually look at their 
website or maybe just one portion of their website for months. For 
instance, maybe a photo album script. The enterprise life pretty much 
avoids any of these issues. I can update something like Postfix without 
worrying about it being a new version with a new config file. The 
benefits to the 'enterprise' world are huge. Stuff very rarely breaks. 
If I am developing for CentOS 'EL', I would likely use CentOS as my 
desktop version. If my goal is watching movies, viewing images, doing 
graphics work... I think I would at least look at the other distros for 
something that stays current.

CentOS is not bleeding edge. I rarely ever suffer a cut. Instead, 
stability and reliability. If we do something to break email or web 
services, our phones start ringing within 5 minutes. Those are not happy 

John Hinton
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