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Centerim fixes and repo

The team finally released a new version of their IM client which fixes the annoying Yahoo disconnection bug that had been plaguing the application for almost 1 year.
There is a known problem with Yahoo connectivity. We believe it is fixed in 
Please test and report back. Thanks.
More action can be seen in their bugzilla.
For Centos/RHEL/ScientificLinux users I have started mantaining a repository:
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/nux-centerim.repo
(EPEL repo may be required to install some stuff - e.g. gpgme).

PS: Yes, I am aware EPEL includes Centerim, actually my RPM is based on their specfile, but their version is outdated.

ImageMagick repo for EL 5

Due to popular request (Hi David!), here's the ImageMagick RPM repo for EL5 (Centos, RedHat, ScientificLinux etc).
Feedback is welcome!

No more php53 repo

As Centos 5.6 and Centos 6 will provide PHP 5.3 shortly, there is no need for my repo so I'm discontinuing that. If you need help migrating to the stock packages let me know.
I will be still packaging PHP 5.2 as there are still cases where this version is needed. For contact use rpm at

PHP 5.3 & Bind 9.7 in Centos Testing repo

Apparently we can now have PHP 5.3 and Bind 9.7 in Centos from the Centos-testing repo even though Centos 5.6 (nor 6.0 for that matter) is not yet released. Nice! RPMs in a yum friendly format

As a result of my recent work on LibreOffice RPMs for EL6 and several discussions on the CentOS mailing list I decided to set up a yum repository with the RPM packages officially released by The Document Foundation.
Why? Because sometimes the people, even the EL kind, want the latest and greatest[1]. Plus, this one should really be easy to mantain as all the hard work is done by the Document Foundation, I just do some untarring and createrepo.
What I do basically is download all their tarballs, decompress, put all the RPMs in a nice repository for 32 and 64 bit arches then call them all nicely from a "meta-package" I entitled, after the source web site. I also create meta-packages for the localisation RPMs, so everyone can have LibreOffice in their native language only a "yum install" away.
This should also be great with keeping up to date as newer packages will be installed when "yum update" runs and if we manage to get delta rpms working then updates will also be in the megabytes, not hundred of megabytes.

Trade-offs? Yes, some:
1. No Selinux integration. This doesn't seem a problem just yet, but could become in the future.
2. These packages do not play nicely with the stock ones, so the one from the distribution need to be removed... but this only is needed once.

To use this repo do the following:
- uninstall the stock packages: yum remove openoffice* libreoffice*
- install the repo: rpm -ivh
- install the software: yum install

If you need to install additional localised support do it like this:
yum install
yum install ... and so on; you can run "yum info*" to see all the packages.

This should work on RHEL, CentOS, ScientificLinux, Fedora and other distros based on those.

If you run into issues or have suggestions get in touch at rpm at

[1] - For the more patient of you RHEL 6.3 will bring LibreOffice 3.4.5 which should satisfy many people. RPMs repo updated

Hello, yesterday The Document Foundation released LibreOffice 3.5.3, today - after a quick test - this version is also available in my repo.
Soo.. if you're using it, give it a good yum update :-)

You will notice I also generated delta RPMs, unfortunately the effect is less spectacular than I hoped.. the download size is not reduced much. Oh well, at least I tried. RPMs repo updated with 3.5.4

The Document Foundation released LibreOffice 3.5.4, today - after a quick test - this version is also available in my repo.
Soo.. if you're using it, give it a good yum update :-) RPM repo updated with 3.6.0

The Document Foundation has released today version 3.6.0 of it's office suite.

It has also landed in my repository, however there is a small problem: the 3.6 RPMs do not naturally obsolete/update the 3.5 ones; after "yum update" does it's job you should manually remove the 3.5 RPMs:
yum remove libreoffice3.5\* libobasis3.5\*
Unless, of course you want to run both versions in parallel. :-)