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

Tue May 31 10:12:24 UTC 2016
Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>


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
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