Status Of RPMFusion Repo For CentOS 5 And 6 ?

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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

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5 thoughts on - Status Of RPMFusion Repo For CentOS 5 And 6 ?

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    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.

    –gktx9sPactUQORkNV7vLuUHSqSOoNo4Vm

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    BTW. I have no idea if RPMFusion is still active or not for CentOS, maybe others on the list know. My Nux! repo comment is an alternative for C6 and C7.

    –iB59jpNwGd0Ko81dAkegH5oPq8CEAuFEO

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

    Von meinem iPhone gesendet

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