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I thought that installing software from this repo would break the binary compatibility with Red Hat if you're using CentOS? Wait...maybe it's the CentOS extras repo that breaks it? I'm confusing myself now.

On Aug 6, 2010 4:14 AM, "Robert G. (Doc) Savage" <dsavage@peaknet.net> wrote:

At the Wednesday meeting someone asked about the EPEL repo. EPEL stands
for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux. These are Fedora applications
recompiled and repackaged for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
and CentOS. This repo is a gold mine. As of today the ./5 folder for
RHEL5 contains:

       SRPMS   2699 packages
       i386    4581 packages
       x86_64  5652 packages

The x86_64 directory contains 1,095 packages that are also in the i386

Most EPEL packages are obscure, but there are some gems such as
fail2ban, gparted, ntfs-3g-2010, and yumex. If you use RHEL5 or CentOS5,
you should definitely add epel.repo (attached) to your /etc/yum.repos.d
directory, and its GPG key to /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/.


P.S. You should also have RPMFusion in your repo list.

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