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Packages that were added to Scientific Linux

We have added several packages to Scientific Linux that are not found anywhere on the Enterprise releases.

apt
Summary : Apt provides a simple, safe way to install and upgrade packages. Apt features complete installation ordering, multiple source capability and several other features.
Added in addition to Yum to provide users and administrators a good way to add, remove and upgrade packages.

gv
Summary : A X front-end for the Ghostscript PostScript(TM) interpreter.
Added because it's a nice way to look at postscript documents.

icewm
Summary : Fast and small X11 window manager
Added because we needed a lightweight modern window manager. There are some machines that just don't have much CPU and/or memory, and both KDE and GNOME can really slow these machines down.

jpilot
Summary : Jpilot palm pilot desktop software
Added because there was such a large base of jpilot users, and they agreed to keep it up to date.

mpg321
Summary : A command-line mp3 player.
While not the whole mp3 suite, this does add some mp3 capability.

ncurses4
Summary : A backwards compatible version of ncurses.
Added because several experiments code needed this version of ncurses.

openafs
Summary : OpenAFS distributed filesystem
Added because many educational and research centers around the world use AFS as some type of central file system.

pcp
Summary : System-level performance monitoring and performance management.
Added because several experiments use PCP for monitoring servers.

perl modules
perl-BSD-Resource
perl-Compress-Zlib
perl-MailTools
perl-Parse-RecDescent
perl-Proc-ProcessTable
perl-SQL-Statement
perl-TermReadKey
perl-Text-CSV_XS
perl-Text-Template
perl-TimeDate
perl-Tk
Summary : System-level performance monitoring and performance management.
Added because they are very useful.

pine
Summary : Commonly used, MIME compliant mail and news reader
Added because about 25% of our users use Pine. There was a very high demand for it.

readline41
Summary : A library for editing typed in command lines.
Added because other packages depended on it.

xmms-mp3
Summary : MP3 plugin for XMMS.
While not the whole mp3 suite, we do provide a plugin for xmms.

yum
Summary : RPM installer/updater
Yum is the main program that does security updates for Scientific Linux. It also makes installing and updating packages very easy. Users can decide to use Apt of Yum or both.

Created by dawson
Last modified 2005-04-22 04:31 PM
 

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