[CentOS] Status of RPMFusion repo for CentOS 5 and 6 ?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue May 31 10:44:40 UTC 2016

On 05/31/2016 05:12 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I have to maintain (and eventually beef up) desktop clients in public
> libraries running CentOS 5 and 6. The hardware is still OK, though
> sometimes really old, so the least evil will be to keep CentOS 5 on the
> old machines until that version is EOL.
> I've been using CentOS 5 as my main system somewhere between 2007 and
> 2009. At the time the RPMForge was my favorite third-party repository,
> though I understand that project is dead. I'm looking for a clean and
> viable solution to replace this. Here's what I intend to do.
> 1. Configure the base, updates and extra repos with a priority of 1.
> 2. Configure EPEL with a priority of 10.
> 3. Configure RPMFusion with a priority of 10.
> Now I don't know about the status of RPMFusion. Is this third-party repo
> still maintained? I wonder, since their home page only gives information
> about RHEL/CentOS 5 and 6. From what I understand, it's healthy to mix
> it with an EL+EPEL base.
> I'm planning to add some basic (and somewhat extended) multimedia
> capability to those desktop clients, so packages like mplayer, ffmpeg,
> lame and the likes will come in handy. For eventually missing packages
> (like eventually an old version of VLC for reading DVDs), I'll just grab
> the SRPMS from the old RPMForge repo and setup my own repo after
> building them locally.
> Any suggestions?
> Niki Kovacs

Well specifically for centos-5 .. I am not sure.  But CentOS-5 is less
than a year from EOL anyway, so if you are supporting those in a
desktop, you should be considering how to move them to at least CentOS-6
now (if not CentOS-7).

But for CentOS-6 (and CentOS-7), the Nux! repo + EPEL should have most
everything you need for a desktop.

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