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

Tue May 31 14:47:25 UTC 2016
Andreas Benzler <andreas at benzlerweb.de>

Centos 6 Sounds good to me if You came from 5. and the repros Worked me

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 31.05.2016 um 12:44 schrieb Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>:
>> 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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