Helpful links to official Centos resources, pastebins, 3rd party software repositories, tools and other topics of interest.

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Latest Release 6.0
Official Centos, Fedora, Red Hat Sites
http://Centos.org : Official Centos Website
http://RedHat.com : Official Red Hat Website
http://FedoraProject.org : Official Fedora Website

Community Fedora Sites
http://FedoraSolved.org : Community Help
http://FedoraUnity.org : Community Help
http://Fedoraos.org : Community Help

On The Web
http://www.Google.com : Check Here First
http://www.tldp.org : Linux Docs Project
http://linux.2038bug.com : Rute Guide

Collaborative
http://pastebin.centos.org : code / error debugging
http://fpaste.org : code / error debugging
http://dpaste.com : code / error debugging
http://rafb.net/paste : code / error debugging
http://phpfi.com : code / error debugging
http://imageshack.us : screenshot/picture post
http://uploader.ws : screenshot/picture post
http://bayimg.com : screenshot/picture post

IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
For live help via chat on Freenode IRC (Internet Relay Chat) please connect to the official Freenode IRC network and follow the instructions for joining the #centos channel. Howto configure IRC

Forums
http://www.centos.org

Mailing Lists
Centos Main Mailing List: Main English Signup (Here)

News
http://wiki.centos.org

3rd Party Repositories
These are known safe repositories when used alone with default Centos repositories. They are safe to leave enabled and known to integrate well with Centos. Do not mix them together or with other repos or you will have conflicts eventually, pick one or the other.

EPEL http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL Safe
EL4 repo RPM (here)
EL5 repo RPM (here)

RPMForge http://rpmforge.net Safe
EL5 i386 repo RPM (here)
EL5 x86_64 repo RPM (here) GPG Key (here)
EL4 i386 repo RPM (here)
EL4 x86_64 repo RPM (here) GPG Key (here)
Special Note: Make sure to use the yum-priorities plugin with this repo (yum install yum-priorities).

RPMFusion http://www.rpmfusion.org Safe
Free Repository for EL5: Freeworld
Non-Free Repository for EL5: NonFree

RHEL5 or compatible like Centos :
su -c rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/testing/5/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-5-0.1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/testing/5/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-5-0.1.noarch.rpm’

Important notes :
You need to enable EPEL on RHEL5 or compatible distributions like Centos before you enable RPM Fusion for EL. See the fedoraproject wiki for instruction how to enable EPEL. The RPM Fusion for EL repositories are still in the early testing stages; hence you (for now) need to enable epel-testing as well, as some of the RPM Fusion packages depend on packages that are currently in epel-testing. All users that used Freshrpms or Livna installed properly (e.g. by installing one of their foo-release packages) got RPM Fusion free and nonfree repositories enabled automatically.

Adobe Flash
http://www.adobe.com Safe

Use caution when using these repos and never mix them. Do not leave multiple 3rd party repos enabled and perform a yum update, core system packages or files may be inadvertently replaced or removed. Do not install source (tar.gz) packages, this will eventually lead to a broken yum or rpm, or worse. The system was designed to manage rpm packages via yum and rpm. The use of yum-priorities, exclude= (in your yum.conf file), –enablerepo= (when installing or searching with yum) are highly encouraged.

Web Security Tools Various security tools and web resources.

Security Focus http//www.securityfocus.com/ Latest computer security news

Linux Security http://www.linuxsecurity.com/ Linux security focused howtos and forums

Linux Sec http://www.linux-sec.net/ Howtos and other resources aimed at server hardening

NSA SELinux http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/NSA homepage on SELinux

Red Hat Security http://www.redhat.com/security/Red Hat security resources

Art & Themes
Various themes, icons, backgrounds, login screens and other tools and resources for your graphical desktop environment.

http://art.gnome.org
http://www.gnome-look.org
http://www.kde-look.org
http://themes.freshmeat.net

Last Modified: 10 Dec, 2011 at 18:12:02