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Old 07-25-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Which do you trust more EPEL or RPM forge ? CentOS6


I just installed CentOS 6, and I want to enable a third party repository. I don't feel comfortable having both of them enabled even with yum plugins like "protection" and "priorities". Which of the two do you trust better ? Do they both come with the multimedia codecs ?
 
Old 07-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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why would you not be happy with both? Personally I prefer rpmforge, as dag wieers is a nice guy. but I wouldn't feel in the slightest bit uncomfortable with both. EPEL tends not to overlap with rpmforge that much, they deliberately don't have the same focus, also see atrpms which is very useful and simialr to rpmforge.
 
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why would you not be happy with both? Personally I prefer rpmforge, as dag wieers is a nice guy. but I wouldn't feel in the slightest bit uncomfortable with both. EPEL tends not to overlap with rpmforge that much, they deliberately don't have the same focus, also see atrpms which is very useful and simialr to rpmforge.
I have very little experience with YUM so I don't want to break anything
 
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nah, you won't break anything. It'll be fine. Priorities is a useful plugin though, and I'd prefer rpmforge in the settings there.
 
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If you set priorities (I use 1 for CentOS, 2 for EPEL, 3 for RPMfusion) nothing bad will happen!

The various repositories have different items. EPEL is Fedora stuff that Red Hat doesn't think its clients need, like Dia. PRMfusion has the things that were never in Fedora to start with, like the media codecs. But the dependencies overlap, so that's why you need priorities.
 
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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Thank you so much your replies. I have finally set-up both repositories with priorities. Base is given the highest with RPMforge the lowest.

I've install Codeblocks just fine with EPEL. Now I'm trying to install VLC and get the following output.



Error: Package: vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 (rpmforge)
Requires: libmodplug.so.0()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 (rpmforge)
Requires: libthreadutil.so.2()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 (rpmforge)
Requires: libmatroska.so.2()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 (rpmforge)
Requires: libupnp.so.3()(64bit)
Error: Package: vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 (rpmforge)
Requires: libebml.so.2()(64bit)
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest


Those packages are included with RPMforge, but does this mean I'm doing something wrong with priorities ?

Last edited by JESSEJJ89; 07-25-2012 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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This is just a wild guess, but they are all complaining about a 64 bit lib.
Can you check using
Code:
uname -a
to see if your base system is 32 or 64 bit?
 
  


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