[suggest] Recent changes to RPMforge
dag at wieers.com
Thu Nov 18 17:07:43 CET 2010
RPMforge is a third-party repository for RHEL, CentOS and Scientific
Linux. It provides add-on RPM packages that increase functionality and
productivity for both Server and Desktop based environments.
Here is a summary of changes that recently happened to RPMforge.
= RPMforge provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 packages
With the advent of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, RPMforge provides many
packages built specifically for RHEL6.
= RPMforge now consists of more than one repository:
+ rpmforge - packages that _do not_ replace base packages
(eg. nagios, wine, vlc, xine, mpg123, ...)
+ rpmforge-extras - newer packages that _do_ replace base packages
(eg. lftp, rsync, subversion, ...)
+ rpmforge-testing - alternative test packages
(eg. wine-1.3.x, ...)
+ rpmforge-buildtools - packages required for building RPMforge pkgs
(eg. bison, make, rpm-macros-rpmforge, ...)
For convenience, packages belonging to one of the above repositories
are tagged respectively with rf, rfx, rft and rfb distribution tags.
This change can result today in unresolved dependencies that did not
happen in the past (mostly regarding perl packages). In case you have
such a problem, please report those to one of our mailinglists.
Users that in the past used RPMforge without special measures to
protect base packages (yum protectbase or priorities plugins) are
advised to enable rpmforge-extras once, to update to rfx-tagged
packages. Afterwards include only those packages with a seperate
includepkgs= statement in the .repo file.
= DKMS packages for RHEL5 have been removed
RPMforge is working closely together with ELRepo, another third-party
repository specialized in kernel modules (drivers and kernel-related
functionality). Since their kmod RPM packages are using a modern
replacement for DKMS that in many situations are superior to DKMS, we
see no need in providing DKMS packages (especially since they have not
been maintained for some time).
Users that have been using DKMS packages from RPMforge on RHEL5 are
invited to migrate to ELRepo. For more information regarding ELRepo,
please visit their website at:
In case of questions, please resort to the RPMforge mailinglist at:
-- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/
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