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Old 01-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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how can i install this package, perf?


How can I install the package, perf? I noticed it's available here: and here:

I am using CentOS5 and have yum installed. I do not have apt. I tried to install apt but I get...

Setting up Install Process
No package apt available.
Nothing to do

I also tried installing perf with yum but I get...

$ yum install perf
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Setting up Install Process
No package perf available.
Nothing to do

Last edited by colucix; 01-22-2012 at 01:11 AM. Reason: Beware the second URL tries to install software! Removed hyperlink.
Old 01-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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The first link you posted takes you to the server with the source code for compiling the program(s).

You need the correct tools installed on your system to compile any program. Yum installs compiled packages; .rpm's, ( binary executable code ).

See this link, it may give you a clew. -->

The second link you posted does not work.

I had a quick look at for a perf package. There are some for various versions of Fedora, I didn't see any for Centos5.

Best of luck.
Old 01-22-2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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Here is the link for downloading perf rpm:

And about APT:
Advanced Package Tool(APT) was originally developed for the Debian Linux distribution. Apt-rpm is a port of Debian’s APT modified to work with the RPM Package Manager.

Apt-rpm can work with repomd and handles multiple repositories much better. If a package is installed, dependencies are automatically installed. Like APT, it is much faster than yum.

To install apt:
#yum -y install apt

For more info about apt in Centos visit Field Commander Wiers and

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