[Rd] Rmpi on CentOS (64bit)

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Thu Mar 4 08:24:02 CET 2010

On Wed, 03-Mar-2010 at 01:46PM -0600, Marc Schwartz wrote:

|> Patrick, just as an FYI, I did not see which variant of CentOS you
|> are using, but:

Apologies.  I didn't mention it's 5.4

|> CentOS 4, which is based upon RHEL 4, is in turn based upon Fedora
|> Core 3 (2004).

|> CentOS 5, which is based upon RHEL 5, is in turn based upon Fedora
|> Core 6 (2006).

|> So to reinforce, there is a substantial and intentional lag between
|> RHEL/CentOS and Fedora. Recall that RHEL and CentOS are targeted
|> for stable server use, whereas Fedora is a bleeding edge distro.

Yes.  For that reason, I wished to get Rmpi working on CentOS.  I use
Fedora 11 at home and I'm a bit put off by the 300-500 Mb of updates
most weeks.  It's nice using the new stuff, but those updates
periodically screw up what had been working well.  I wouldn't want
that on a production machine.  Looks as though I'll have to do so
anyway.  My Linux skills aren't up to sorting out this CentOS lot, and
I should at least get it started: it's likely there's not much
difference between F11 and F12 for this task.

This could well be a case where Debian would be the easiest way to go,
but I couldn't convince the IT people to go down such a new track.
Ours is very much an rpm site.  In any case, my only Debian-type
experience is with Mepis (where I got Rmpi working in 20 minutes, but
I don't think that makes me a Debian pro).

Thanks for the hints.

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