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Owl:packages [2011/08/23 08:41]
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Owl:packages [2012/05/18 11:07] (current)
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 CentOS 4 packages (both source and binary) may be found here: CentOS 4 packages (both source and binary) may be found here:
  
-  * [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/4/]] (top-level directory) +  * [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/]] (top-level directory) 
-  * [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​os/​|core]] [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​extras/​|extras]] [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​centosplus/​|centosplus]] **[[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​updates/​|updates]]**+  * [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/os/|core]] [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​extras/​|extras]] [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​centosplus/​|centosplus]] **[[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​updates/​|updates]]**
  
 For example, CentOS 4 packages pre-built for i386 are here: For example, CentOS 4 packages pre-built for i386 are here:
  
-  * [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​os/​i386/​CentOS/​RPMS/​]] (core) +  * [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​os/​i386/​CentOS/​RPMS/​]] (core) 
-  * [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​extras/​i386/​RPMS/​]] (extras) +  * [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​extras/​i386/​RPMS/​]] (extras) 
-  * [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​centosplus/​i386/​RPMS/​]] ([[http://​wiki.centos.org/​AdditionalResources/​Repositories/​CentOSPlus?​action=show|CentOSPlus]]) +  * [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​centosplus/​i386/​RPMS/​]] ([[http://​wiki.centos.org/​AdditionalResources/​Repositories/​CentOSPlus?​action=show|CentOSPlus]]) 
-  * [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​updates/​i386/​RPMS/​]] (**updates**)+  * [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​updates/​i386/​RPMS/​]] (**updates**)
  
-The end-of-life (upstream maintenance) for CentOS 4 is Feb 29, 2012.  This means that until that date updates for CentOS 4 packages ​will be released, such as fixing any important security vulnerabilities that might be discovered.  Before you install a CentOS 4 package, it is a good idea to check the [[http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/​4/​updates/​|updates directory]] for a possible newer revision of the package.  As of this writing, the main CentOS 4 directories (linked to above) contain the 4.7 release (2008), whereas the updates directory contains some post-4.7 updates (2009).+The end-of-life (upstream maintenance) for CentOS 4 is Feb 29, 2012.  This means that until that date updates for CentOS 4 packages ​were being released, such as fixing any important security vulnerabilities that were being discovered, but **no further security updates will be made**.  Before you install a CentOS 4 package, it is a good idea to check the [[http://vault.centos.org/4.9/​updates/​|updates directory]] for a possible newer revision of the package.
  
-Red Hat's packages, including those from CentOS, sometimes have non-obvious knotty dependencies. ​ However, there'​s the ''​rpmdb-CentOS''​ package (and similar ''​rpmdb''​ packages in Red Hat's own/other distributions),​ which helps to solve the puzzle; install it (something like ''​rpmdb-CentOS-4.8-0.20090804.i386.rpm''​),​ and then you'll be able to query the database for "​metadata"​ (dependencies,​ files, etc.) of other (not yet installed) CentOS packages.+Red Hat's packages, including those available via CentOS, sometimes have non-obvious knotty dependencies. ​ However, there'​s the ''​rpmdb-CentOS''​ package (and similar ''​rpmdb''​ packages in Red Hat's own/other distributions),​ which helps to solve the puzzle; install it (something like ''​rpmdb-CentOS-4.8-0.20090804.i386.rpm''​),​ and then you'll be able to query the database for "​metadata"​ (dependencies,​ files, etc.) of other (not yet installed) CentOS packages.
  
 For example, to show all the files and packages on which a given package depends, you can use something like: For example, to show all the files and packages on which a given package depends, you can use something like:
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