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Glennzo
 Posted: May 1 2011, 11:06 PM
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Hello all. Just wondering what repositories are used / available for SL6? What repositories should we stay away from? I've just reinstalled SL6 so all I have installed right now are epel, sl and sl-security.

Thank you for your time.

Well look at that! My answer may lie in this thread.


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 Posted: May 2 2011, 12:02 AM
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Hello Glennzo,

I know there are some packages that don't play well together, like the libmodplug from EPEL and VLC from rpmforge. I just used exclude=libmodplug in my epel repo file. Leigh give some his thoughts on rpmforge and lists the repos he uses in this thread: http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=176&st=15

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 Posted: May 2 2011, 06:34 AM
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Here's my list of repo's
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[root@main_pc leigh]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* PUIAS_6_addons: puias.math.ias.edu
* PUIAS_6_addons_Updates: puias.math.ias.edu
* epel: mirrors.coreix.net
* epel-testing: mirrors.coreix.net
* sl: ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de
* sl-security: ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de
repo id                repo name                                          status
PUIAS_6_addons         PUIAS addons Base 6.0 - x86_64                       562
PUIAS_6_addons_Updates PUIAS addons Updates 6.0 - x86_64                     29
adobe-linux-i386       Adobe Systems Incorporated                            18
epel                   Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - x86_64     5,877
epel-firefox4          firefox4 packages for epel6                           53
epel-mono              mono packages for epel6                               45
epel-qbittorrent       Qbittorrent repository                                 6
epel-testing           Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - Testing -    676
fedora-chromium        Chromium web browser and deps                         12
flash                  flash                                                  4
google-chrome          google-chrome                                          3
sl                     Scientific Linux 6.0 - x86_64                      6,080
sl-security            Scientific Linux 6.0 - x86_64 - security updates     739
repolist: 14,104
[root@main_pc leigh]#

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Glennzo
 Posted: May 2 2011, 07:43 AM
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Thank you guys. This is a big help. This repo stuff gets confusing when you bounce from one rpm based distro to another and back again.


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I am using x86_64. I assume I need both the SL repo and the SL-x86_64 one?
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 Posted: Jun 4 2011, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE (Glennzo @ May 2 2011, 01:06 AM)
Hello all. Just wondering what repositories are used / available for SL6?

Hi
There are additional repositories for SL6:
* Atomic
* ATrpms
* ELRepo
* EPEL
* Les RPM de Remi


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 Posted: Jun 4 2011, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE (redman @ May 6 2011, 06:59 PM)

Every official repo can be reported here.


What do you mean by "official repo"?

I wouldn't consider RPMforge, ATrpms, RPM Fusion, ELRepo, PUIAS Linux, Remi Repo official repos.

Only the offical SL repos and EPEL (since it's Fedora/Redhat endorsed) are IMHO official repos.


Anyway I only use the offical SL repos and my personal repo ( http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/ ), although most packages in my personal repo are based on carefully reviewed and improved source packages from other third party repos.


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QUOTE (tux99 @ Jun 5 2011, 01:43 AM)
What do you mean by "official repo"?

To me, an "official" repo is something more than one person creating a repo for his own benefit. With an official repo, care is being taken that the integrety of a system remains intact. All the work is done for the community. So someone who is going to drasticly rebuild SL with his repo (for his own good and not for the good of the community) isn't going to be listed.

And another way to call a repo "official" is because it is well known within the community wink.gif


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Right now I am using SL, SL-Security, EPEL, and rpmforge. This is NOT a production box though. It is an experimental / training / personal workstation, and I wanted some of the extended stuff from EPEL and rpmforge. I would NOT use either of those repositories in a production system. (supportability, management concerns...)


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QUOTE (tux99 @ Jun 4 2011, 06:43 PM)


What do you mean by "official repo"?

I wouldn't consider RPMforge, ATrpms, RPM Fusion, ELRepo, PUIAS Linux, Remi Repo official repos.

Only the offical SL repos and EPEL (since it's Fedora/Redhat endorsed) are IMHO official repos.


Anyway I only use the offical SL repos and my personal repo ( http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/ ), although most packages in my personal repo are based on carefully reviewed and improved source packages from other third party repos.


Have you found media codecs etc at official SL + EPEL?

Anything major your've not found in official repos?

Also, how does EPEL differ from RHEL repos?
Are RHEL repos official?
In : http://pkgs.org/#centos-6-rhel-6
http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/centos-rhel-plus-x86_64/
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http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/centos-rhel-plus-x86_64/


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