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Old 02-18-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
zcrxsir88
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RHEL 5 and 3rd Party Repositories.


All,

Over the past few months I have been using Fedora 8 as a testing platform, but have been looking at possibly switching to RHEL 5.

The question I have is about update and installing the tool necessary. Some of the tools consists of;

Nmap
Nessus
tcpdump
etc.

Is there a repository, or repositories that will work well with RHEL 5 for installing and updating these type of apps?

Thanks in advance.

-p
 
Old 02-18-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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I would not add a 3rd party repository to Red Hat. The reason being is that some of these packages overwrite official packages. once you do that, Red hat won't support you anymore. Those networking tools you mentioned are easy to install yourself from source from the official websites.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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Mostly it is out of sheer laziness when keeping the image up to date. If we have 50+ tools on the install updating those can become a time consuming process.

Thanks for the heads up!

R/

Vince
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:36 PM   #4
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I understand. Well I can tell you that nmap and tcpdump is already installed. Nessus is not (at least not on my version of CentOS 5.1)
 
Old 02-19-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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I have used ATrpms on my laptop with no problems as of yet.
http://atrpms.net/dist/el5/
 
Old 02-21-2008, 05:20 AM   #6
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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