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zcrxsir88 02-18-2008 07:33 PM

RHEL 5 and 3rd Party Repositories.

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;


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

Thanks in advance.


Micro420 02-18-2008 07:52 PM

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.

zcrxsir88 02-18-2008 08:04 PM

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!



Micro420 02-18-2008 08:36 PM

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)

frndrfoe 02-19-2008 02:24 PM

I have used ATrpms on my laptop with no problems as of yet.

jtshaw 02-21-2008 04:20 AM

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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