Re: [Rd] Rmpi on CentOS (64bit)

From: Patrick Connolly <>
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:24:02 +1300

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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