Assorted RPMS for Centos 5
Compiled by Frank Cox
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I have compiled some rpms on Centos 5 for my own use and I am making them available here for anyone else who may also want them.
I didn't write any of these programs; I just use them on a regular basis.
These are i386 rpms that have been compiled on either my Acer Aspire One laptop or an Intel Core 2 application server, and x86_64 rpms that have been compiled on my i7-940 desktop, all running Centos 5. The source rpm used to create the binaries is here as well.
AdvanceCOMP is a collection of recompression utilities for your .ZIP archives, .PNG snapshots, .MNG video clips and .GZ files. I mostly use the included advpng utility to compress png files for posting on webpages and the like.
Download advancecomp for Centos 5 i386
Download advancecomp for Centos 5 x86_64
Download advancecomp source rpm
BSD Games (description)
BSD Games is a collection of classic text based games distributed with many versions of Unix.
Download bsd-games for Centos 5 i386
Download bsd-games for Centos 5 x86_64
Download bsd-games source rpm
Buoh is a reader for daily online newspaper comic strips.
Download buoh for Centos 5 i386
Download buoh for Centos 5 x86_64
Download buoh source rpm
Email is a program for the Unix environment that sends messages from the commandline. It's the most convenient way I know of to have a program send an email for you, send emails from cron jobs and the like.
download email for Centos 5 i386
download email for Centos 5 x86_64
download email source rpm
dog – enhanced replacement for cat
dog writes the contents of each given file, URL, or standard input to standard output. It currently supports file, http, and raw URLs. It is designed as a compatible, but enhanced replacement for cat.
download dog for Centos 5 i386
download dog for Centos 5 x86_64
download dog source rpm
DOSEMU stands for DOS Emulation, and allows you to run DOS and many DOS programs, including many DPMI applications such as DOOM and Windows 3.1, under Linux. This version is from svn revision 1999, dated January 26, 2010.
Note for x86_64 architectures:
DOSEMU's default cpu emulation setting on x86_64 is “vm86”. Click here to download a program (named tester.exe) that will cause DOSEMU to crash when run on x86_64 using the default cpu emulation setting. By changing the cpu emulation setting to “vm86sim”, the tester.exe program doesn't crash.
tester.exe doesn't really do anything; it either crashes DOSEMU or it returns to the C: prompt. The source code (written in PowerBASIC) is included so you can see what it does.
Download dosemu for Centos 5 i386
Download dosemu for Centos 5 x86_64
Download dosemu source rpm
E-UAE is an Amiga Emulator based on UAE which attempts to bring all the features of WinUAE to non Windows platforms. E-UAE requires libcapsimage, which can be downloaded from this webpage.
Download E-UAE for Centos 5 i386
Download E-UAE for Centos 5 x86_64
Download E-UAE source rpm
FBReader is an e-book reader.
Download fbreader for Centos 5 i386
Download fbreader for Centos 5 x86_64
Download fbreader source rpm
Frotz is an interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games.
Download frotz for Centos 5 i386
Download frotz for Centos 5 x86_64
Download frotz source rpm
Geany is a GTK2-based programmer's editor.
Download geany for Centos 5 i386
Download geany for Centos 5 x86_64
Download geany source rpm
Gtapecalc is a simple calculator with an output window that acts like the paper tape on a desktop calculator.
Download gtapecalc for Centos 5 i386
Download gtapecalc for Centos 5 x86_64
Download gtapecalc source rpm
LHA is an archiving and compression utility for LHarc/lha/lzh format archives.
Download lha for Centos 5 i386
Download lha for Centos 5 x86_64
Download lha source rpm
This library provides support for reading IPF files, an Amiga disk image format developed by the Amiga Preservation Society. This library is primarily for UAE/E-UAE Amiga emulators. E-UAE (which can be downloaded from this webpage) requires libcapsimage libcapsimage-devel is required only to compile the E-UAE source rpm. To install and use the E-UAE binary rpms, libcapsimage-devel is not required.
Download libcapsimage for Centos 5 i386
Download libcapsimage-devel for Centos 5 i386
Download libcapsimage for Centos 5 x86_64
Download libcapsimage-devel for Centos 5 x86_64
Download libcapsimage source rpm
This library provides the Sound Interface Device (SID) chip emulator engine that is used by music player programs like SIDPLAY. With it you can play music from Commodore 64 (or compatible) programs. xsidplay (which can be downloaded from this webpage) requires libsidplay.
Download libsidplay for Centos 5 i386
Download libsidplay-devel for Centos 5 i386
Download libsidplay for Centos 5 x86_64
Download libsidplay-devel for Centos 5 x86_64
Download libsidplay source rpm
Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk.
Download privoxy for Centos 5 i386
Download privoxy for Centos 5 x86_64
Download privoxy source rpm
The one, the only, the original graphical adventure game that spawned an entire genre.
Download rogue for Centos 5 i386
Download rogue for Centos 5 x86_64
Download rogue source rpm
Stella is an emulator for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS). Introduced in 1977, the Atari 2600 was the most popular home video game system of the early 1980's.
Download stella for Centos 5 i386
Download stella for Centos 5 x86_64
Download stella source rpm
Sylpheed is my favourite email client.
Download sylpheed for Centos 5 i386
Download sylpheed for Centos 5 x86_64
Download sylpheed source rpm
Vice is an emulator for Commodore computers including the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, VIC20, most Commodore Pet models, PLUS4 and CBM-II.
Download vice for Centos 5 i386
Download vice for Centos 5 x86_64
Download vice source rpm
XMMS is the X MultiMedia System. It is the “classic” Unix audio player for MP3, OGG, WAV and several other audio file formats, including streaming audio. I use it to listen to CreekFM.
This is XMMS version version 1.2.11, the latest (final?) version of XMMS dated January 11, 2004. The tar archives each contain 7 rpm files: the main XMMS program, ALSA output, Esound output, Mikmod input, Ogg Vorbis input, the OpenGL Visual plugin and the -devel header rpm that is required if you want to compile your own XMMS plugins (which you probably don't need).
Download xmms for Centos 5 i386
Download xmms for Centos 5 x86_64
Download xmms source rpm
Note: To make XMMS look the way that it does in the above screenshot, you require the Bluecurve XMMS skin. This skin is currently provided in the redhat-artwork rpm, one of the rpms that is automatically installed when you set up Centos. However, if you require a copy of the Bluecurve XMMS skin as a separate rpm for any reason, here it is. This is a “noarch” rpm so it will work on both i386 and x86_64 machines.
Download bluecurve-xmms-skin source rpm
xsidplay is a player for Commodore 64 tunes, i.e SID tunes. As the program consists of just one binary executable, I didn't make it into a rpm. You can just copy the executable anywhere in your path, such as /usr/local/bin. xsidplay requires libsidplayer, which can also be downloaded from this webpage.
Download xsidplay for Centos 5 i386
Download xsidplay for Centos 5 x86_64
Download xsidplay source archive
Other articles written by Frank Cox can be found here.
Frank Cox owns and operates the Melville Theatre in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada, and has been playing with computers for over 30 years.
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