How Do I Install Geany and other Software i don't see in the Repositories?

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leegold
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How Do I Install Geany and other Software i don't see in the Repositories?

Post by leegold » 2012/10/04 21:32:31

Hi,

I'm trying to understand how the software repositories work in CentOS. I've tried the wikis but still do not understand. I thought to try a more practical approach. I have CentOS 6.3. I don't see the programmer's editor called Geany when I search in System>Administration>Add/Remove Software.

So let me ask, how do I install:

Geany and all it's plugins?

Also how do install:

Etherape?

DVDStyler?

Audacious?

MP3gain-GTK?

Audacity?

the list goes on...

And will these programs (provided i assume there are repositories for them) be upgraded when I upgrade CentOS?

Thanks




Thanks.

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How Do I Install Geany and other Software i don't see in the

Post by TrevorH » 2012/10/04 21:35:47

Geany is in the EPEL repository. http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

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Re: How Do I Install Geany?

Post by leegold » 2012/10/04 23:08:31

I installed EPEL and installed YUM Priorities Plugins - most docs said to install it before EPEL. I installed Geany via the GUI Add/Remove... and it worked. I did added priority=1 or priority=2 at places in /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo. Please tell me if this is OK. Also below that is what I did in /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo with priority=3 hope it's OK. Thanks.

# CentOS-Base.repo
#
# The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the
# update status of each mirror to pick mirrors that are updated to and
# geographically close to the client. You should use this for CentOS updates
# unless you are manually picking other mirrors.
#
# If the mirrorlist= does not work for you, as a fall back you can try the
# remarked out baseurl= line instead.
#
#

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
priority=1

#released updates
[updates]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
priority=1

#additional packages that may be useful
[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
priority=1

#additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
[centosplus]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplus
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/centosplus/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
priority=2

#contrib - packages by Centos Users
[contrib]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Contrib
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=contrib
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/contrib/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
priority=2



For /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo:

[epel]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
priority=3

[epel-debuginfo]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch - Debug
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch/debug
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-debug-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
gpgcheck=1

[epel-source]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch - Source
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/SRPMS
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-source-6&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
gpgcheck=1

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Re: How Do I Install Geany?

Post by TrevorH » 2012/10/04 23:44:27

Looks good to me.

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Re: How Do I Install Geany?

Post by YBellefeuille » 2012/10/05 02:19:23

[b]centosplus[/b] should be disabled but given priority 1. By design, it's supposed to replace packages from [b]base[/b] and [b]updates[/b], and it can't do that if it's later in the priority order.

There are some suggested priorities in the wiki.

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