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Old 07-05-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Question Famous RELIABLE sites with tons of RPMs?

I'm a linux newbie and I find tar.gz etc. installs a bit too complicated. WHere can I find some good sites for getting the RPM installs of applications?

I don't know WHAT i'm looking for just like to see a range of software and choose. Thanks for the hlp in advance.
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Remi's is a good one.
Thanks to him I now have Firefox running on my FC5 laptop.
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Use yumex to browse the Fedora repos and any third party repos like Livna to see what is availabe and a brief description of them. When you use yum/yumex you will have a pleasant download experience if you decide to go out of normal install procedures be prepared to end up in "dependency Hell".

When you start pulling rpm's from various locations on the web you will end up with many conflicts when you do updates. Do not mix third party repos either,these forums are loaded with problems that can be attributed to people who have done that, me included!
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If you do find yourself trapped in dependency hell, pbone's RPM search engine helps finds files inside packages, so you can figure out what you need to install (or remove) to solve the conflict.


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