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Re: [OT] CentOS 3rd party repositories?



On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 11:54 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> Forgive me for querrying the Fedora list for this, but I really don't want to 
> subscribe to a Yet Another Mailing List just to have this one single basic 
> question answered. It is quite unlikely that I will be having any more 
> questions about CentOS in the future, so...
> 
> Ok, to the problem --- I have one (soon to be two) CentOS 5.2 machine(s), and 
> I seem to miss some packages that I am used to in Fedora:
> 
> 1) kmod-nvidia and kmod-fglrx --- searching through the web, all I see about 
> CentOS is installing/compiling drivers straight from nVidia and ATI. Are 
> there maintained yumable packages that get autoupdated along with CentOS 
> kernel like the ones for Fedora?

The EL section of rpmfusion should (hopefully, maybe) support this when
rpmfusion is officially up and running which should happen Real Soon Now
(tm).

> 2) BackupPC --- so far it was running quite well for me on Fedora, but it does 
> not seem to exist for CentOS, which comes with some other (equivalent) tools. 
> Am I destined to use those, or am I missing some repository where backuppc 
> can be found? Or should I compile it myself?
> 
> 3) Cairo-dock --- ok, this is not essential, but I like it :-). However, yum 
> says no matches found.

Have you checked out EPEL (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL)?

Jonathan

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