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Old 11-05-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Safe EL6 yum repo with feh?


Hi all,

first the actual problem. I've been looking for an image viewer for EL6 that will display a png file and automatically reload it every 5 seconds. There seem to be a number of candiates. First I used display from imagemagick with with the -update option but found a massive memory leak that will fill 8 Gigs of ram/swap in 24 hours or so. In hunting for a replacement I found that feh works perfectly on a Debian machine but that it is not in the standard Scientific Linux 6 repos.

So, I'm trying to find a reliable yum repo that provides the image viewer feh for CentOS/SL/RHEL 6. My usual starting place for finding such repos is http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories. None of the repos in the "Community Approved Repositories" section provide it, nor can I find it in any of the "Other Third Party Repositories".

A feh package does seem to be at repoforge, but the CentOS wiki page I link to above has it listed as a "Known Problem Repository" and states " Although once recommended, this repository is no longer maintained, and is not advised."

I tried enabling repoforge and installing feh on a virtual machine and it needs to pull in giblib from repoforge and imlib2 from epel. I'm considering going ahead with this and then immediately disabling repoforge.

Does anyone know of a better place to get feh or has any advice on using repoforge? Or alternatively knows of an image viewer that is available for EL6 and will perform as I need.

Please note that this is for a cluster of production workstations that are on an internal network.

Thanks,

Evo2.
 
Old 11-05-2014, 10:01 PM   #2
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that will display a png file and automatically reload it every 5 seconds
IM dose have massive mem leaks

i an assuming this is from a vireo feed ???

have a look at gmic
http://gmic.sourceforge.net/
-- mostly replaced imagemagick for me
it also has tie ins to video 4 linux

and can output right to xorg
no need to pass it to a second program or to "display
Code:
gmic test.png
will pop up a clickable and zoomable image

there are no rpm's for cent
you will need to build the source
but if gimp builds then these will



rpmforge is a LOT better with 6
it was a pain in the rear for rhel5

most of the multimedia is in rpmforge

BUT you really should install and CONFIGURE "yum-priorites" plugin
see the cent wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities
 
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:57 PM   #3
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Hi John,

thanks for your reply.
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IM dose have massive mem leaks
Damn, the bloody thing just leaked 12 GB in about 3 hours... seems my previous guestimate was too conservative.
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i an assuming this is from a vireo feed ???
No (not familiar with vireo), it's a horrible dirty hack for some hardware monitoring. The entire thing needs to be scrapped and rewritten from scratch. It's not my job to reimplement it, but I might just go ahead and do so if those responsible don't fix it soon.
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
have a look at gmic
http://gmic.sourceforge.net/
-- mostly replaced imagemagick for me
it also has tie ins to video 4 linux

and can output right to xorg
no need to pass it to a second program or to "display
Code:
gmic test.png
will pop up a clickable and zoomable image

there are no rpm's for cent
you will need to build the source
but if gimp builds then these will
Looks interesting but it has similar deployment issues as feh.

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
rpmforge is a LOT better with 6
it was a pain in the rear for rhel5
That's somewhat comforting.
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
most of the multimedia is in rpmforge

BUT you really should install and CONFIGURE "yum-priorites" plugin
see the cent wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities
Ahh, turns out I'm already using yum priorities. Worked well to protect the test virtual machine from the rpmforge repo in a "yum upgrade". I think I'll go ahead and roll this out to one of the workstations.

After confirming this works (survives upgrades etc) on bare metal I'll mark this thread solved.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
  


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