On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 5:59 AM, Nicolas Kovacs <info(a)microlinux.fr> wrote:
I'm an Austrian sysadmin living in South France. I have to maintain (and
eventually beef up) desktop clients in public
libraries running CentOS 5 and 6. The hardware is still OK, though
sometimes really old, so the least evil will be to keep CentOS 5 on the
old machines until that version is EOL.
Yes, RPM Fusion is still maintained but we're in a major infrastructure
change-over so things are a little slow right now. I would guess that
whatever is in the EL5 repository would be all you can get, there won't
likely be any updates. I'm sure once the infra upgrades are complete we'll
properly branch for EL7.
I've been using CentOS 5 as my main system somewhere between 2007 and
2009. At the time the RPMForge was my favorite third-party
though I understand that project is dead. I'm looking for a clean and
viable solution to replace this. Here's what I intend to do.
1. Configure the base, updates and extra repos with a priority of 1.
2. Configure EPEL with a priority of 10.
3. Configure RPMFusion with a priority of 10.
None of this should be necessary, EPEL by policy does not replace any
packages provided in base and likewise RPM Fusion doesn't replace/conflict
with any packages in base or EPEL.
I'm planning to add some basic (and somewhat extended)
capability to those desktop clients, so packages like mplayer, ffmpeg,
lame and the likes will come in handy. For eventually missing packages
(like eventually an old version of VLC for reading DVDs), I'll just grab
the SRPMS from the old RPMForge repo and setup my own repo after
building them locally.
If you're willing to go to that much trouble you may want to consider
becoming a packager and support them officially once the infra upgrades are