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jakethedog 08-31-2011 01:23 PM

Any good package manager for CentOS?
 
I am using centos , and Its great. My only problem is yum The package manager. yum is possibly the worst package manager I Have ever used, I am getting errors all the time, I Tried updating Flash, Updating Gimp, updating Firefox, Tried install Chromium and Docky, But everything failed and I tried like a hundred times. Does anybody know how I Can get a different package manager for centos (Maybe Apt-Get) and how. Anything aslong it isnīt Yum.

snowpine 08-31-2011 01:36 PM

What are the exact error messages?

jakethedog 08-31-2011 01:43 PM

Like this, here I try to install docky

# yum install docky
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: centos.psw.net
* extras: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* updates: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
Setting up Install Process
No package docky available.
Nothing to do
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anomie 08-31-2011 01:49 PM

You're confusing "package manager problem" with "package not available in repository".

Have a look here:
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

You may be able to locate the docky package in one of the add-on repos. If so, configure your CentOS box to use said repo.

snowpine 08-31-2011 01:49 PM

I fail to see how this makes yum "the worst package manager." It is telling you in plain language that there is no package "docky" available in the CentOS repository, most likely because Docky is not provided or supported by the "upstream vendor" (Red Hat).

According to http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Installation Docky has no official support for CentOS. You can try installing from source if you can satisfy the dependencies.

jakethedog 08-31-2011 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anomie (Post 4458162)
You're confusing "package manager problem" with "package not available in repository".

Have a look here:
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

You may be able to locate the docky package in one of the add-on repos. If so, configure your CentOS box to use said repo.

But somehow they worked perfectly on fedora.

snowpine 08-31-2011 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakethedog (Post 4458164)
But somehow they worked perfectly on fedora.

Fedora is not CentOS. They don't use the same repository. (A repository is like an official library of available software that has been designed and tested to work with your distro).

jakethedog 08-31-2011 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowpine (Post 4458163)
I fail to see how this makes yum "the worst package manager." It is telling you in plain language that there is no package "docky" available in the CentOS repository, most likely because Docky is not provided or supported by the "upstream vendor" (Red Hat).

According to http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=Installation Docky has no official support for CentOS. You can try installing from source if you can satisfy the dependencies.

Yeah but it seems that nothing has ever worked on yum, It tried installing Chromium, Libreoffice, VLC, wine, Compiz, fileroller and shotwell, but nothing worked.

---------- Post added 08-31-11 at 08:56 PM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowpine (Post 4458165)
Fedora is not CentOS. They don't use the same repository. (A repository is like an official library of available software that has been designed and tested to work with your distro).

Is there anyway on how I Can get fedora repos on Centos?

anomie 08-31-2011 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakethedog
Is there anyway on how I Can get fedora repos on Centos?

I recommend not doing that. You might want to check out EPEL and see if your package is available:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

If you want Fedora, then use Fedora. Simple.

snowpine 08-31-2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakethedog (Post 4458166)
Yeah but it seems that nothing has ever worked on yum, It tried installing Chromium, Libreoffice, VLC, wine, Compiz, fileroller and shotwell, but nothing worked.

A package manager is like the waiter at a restaurant. If you order something that is not on the menu (a package that is not in the repositories) then the waiter will politely tell you that dish is not available. This is not yum's fault and doesn't make yum a "bad package manager."

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakethedog (Post 4458166)
Is there anyway on how I Can get fedora repos on Centos?

I strongly recommend against it.

Required reading: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

Curious why you are using CentOS since it doesn't provide the applications you need, and you don't like yum?

jakethedog 08-31-2011 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowpine (Post 4458173)
A package manager is like the waiter at a restaurant. If you order something that is not on the menu (a package that is not in the repositories) then the waiter will politely tell you that dish is not available. This is not yum's fault and doesn't make yum a "bad package manager."



I strongly recommend against it.

Required reading: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

Curious why you are using CentOS since it doesn't provide the applications you need, and you don't like yum?

yeah i am planning to switch to a different distro now. I am only using centos for now.

jakethedog 08-31-2011 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakethedog (Post 4458183)
yeah i am planning to switch to a different distro now. I am only using centos for now.

The only reason that I am using centos is beacause itś an rpm distro (and mostly software is for rpm). I am planning to switch to Pardus.


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