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Old 12-31-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
jim.thornton
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CentOS 5 - yum & repositories


I was wondering if there are is only one CentOS repository?

Recently, I installed Rkhunter 1.2.7 because I was following a tutorial. Then I updated it and noticed that it was still 1.2.7, but it said updated. Then, I deleted the files and wget'd the 1.3.0 version. I ran # rkhunter --update and everything was fine.

I figured that it might be easier to stay up to date if I use yum, so I uninstalled/deleted rkhunter and ran # yum install rkhunter. Then I ran # rkhunter --update. Everything was fine.

I scanned and noticed that it was only 1.2.9 installed.

I was wondering if there is a way to load a new repository that will contain more up to date versions of the software???
 
Old 12-31-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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http://centos.karan.org/

And there is this as well: http://dries.ulyssis.org/rpm/
 
Old 12-31-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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Thank you... Centos.karan.org is already installed. I have one that says RPMForge too. I'm not sure if that is the same as the other one you listed.

On Dries.ulyssis.org, would you mind telling me which one to install for CentOS 5, and how to do it??

Thanks.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 08:26 PM   #4
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Centos default yum.repos.d conf files do have or actually use a list of mirrors for CentOS. Most likely it's only updating to a version that is supported by dependencies already installed.

If you want to possibly update to the latest and greatest, you probably need to do something like this:

yum --enablerepo=centosplus upgrade rkhunter

Update and upgrade are somewhat the same but upgrade will or uses the --obsoletes flag.
 
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Hmm, I'm afraid that dries is a bit behind on this. You would need the RedHat 5 version but I see that it is not available at this time.

That is rather typical of an enterprise oriented OS. Fedora is a lot more up-to-date but if you look into its enterprise oriented repositories (say, jpackage.org), you will see the same phenomenon. Such systems/repositories tend to value stability over newness so there's often a considerable delay before packages become available. I would say, have some more patience. If that is not an option, you may consider building the package(s) yourself or getting a distro that is more cutting edge.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 01:24 AM   #6
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Hmm, I'm afraid that dries is a bit behind on this. You would need the RedHat 5 version but I see that it is not available at this time.

That is rather typical of an enterprise oriented OS. Fedora is a lot more up-to-date but if you look into its enterprise oriented repositories (say, jpackage.org), you will see the same phenomenon. Such systems/repositories tend to value stability over newness so there's often a considerable delay before packages become available. I would say, have some more patience. If that is not an option, you may consider building the package(s) yourself or getting a distro that is more cutting edge.
I'm not concerned about having the latest and greatest or cutting edge, and I definitely don't want to compromise the stability. I'm more concerned with the security aspect of the server (it is for a vps which I will setup a hosting company on).

If 1.2.9 is good enough, then I'll go with that. I really don't know the difference as I am VERY new to linux (as you can probably tell from my posts).
 
  


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