Centos 5.2 How To

Marinko Tarlac mangia81 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 18:00:20 CET 2008

Jos Vos wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 03:16:50PM +0100, Marinko Tarlac wrote:
>> configure is your friend. Read output and install what is needed.
> Just one comment from a system management point of view: if you run
> CentOS, meant as a stable production OS, you probably wants to care
> for not screwing up your system.  Installing software without an
> RPM, especially software that already is provided by the distro
> itself, is the *worst* thing someone can do.

Your opinion is not always good. In this case, you're wrong. CentOS goes 
with FR 1.1.3 and it is few years behind 2.1.1

Rebuilding Fedora packages is a NO-No for me because Fedora is a test 
distro and it is good if you need new ideas, packages, test software, 
etc. ... Using Fedora packages sometimes can produce more pain than any 
other idea.


> For RHEL/CentOS, if you're not happy with the distro version (I had
> the same problem with CentOS 4), you should carefully backport
> (often a rebuild is enough) a recent Fedora RPM and install that.

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