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Old 07-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mercury305 View Post
Can I use/setup the Fedora Repos for CentOS.
No
The only safe extra repositories are the one listed here
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...epositories%29
and you need to set priorities as described here:
http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities
I use the priorities 1 for CentOS, 2 for EPEL, and 3 for RPMfusion.

Occasionally I've got things from other sources via
http://pkgs.org/
and then I do need to check the dependencies. Agave from Fedora 13 (the basis for Red Hat 6) was fine, but Wine from Mandriva had the usual problem that they name some libraries differently.

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Also how do you compare Fedora to Redhat? I am into basically server side programming as my end goal but perhaps I can use the new cool things in Fedora desktop.
They're chalk and cheese! Red Hat may be based on Fedora, but it's probably the most conservative distro, while Fedora is one of the most experimental. The most (in)famous case was when Fedora was the first distro to ship Gnome 3 by default, before all the configuration tools were available. But if you like cool new things, you'd probably prefer it. After all, you can learn about programming and servers on any distro, and Fedora has all the tools that are in Red Hat.
 
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