There are a few programs I can’t find in the repos, so I probablyhave to build a few my self, &/or make a few custom rpm’s. Just wanted to listen in how you do, and what “best practices” one should stick to.
There are a few I’ve seen in el7, &/or in el9. Can I take one of those and rebuild your own version for el8? Like el7.srpm → el8.rpm.
Then there’s a 3rd party repo I saw, “Raven”, that had a few ones I want/need. I don’t know anything about that repo. Is it good? (ie. can be trusted). In a post on CentOS forum it was brought up in an example, and the site admin didn’t make any remarks (which I assume he would if it was a bad one) - so I guess it’s ok’ish. But, anyone here with experience from the “Raven” repo?
Then, I’d like to install Signal Desktop, but they don’t offer rpm’s. They only have their own apt-repo. There is a version in copr (but, deprecated). and then there is this comment on GitHub, using yarn to make an rpm. Does it look ok? (never used yarn)
There are also these conversions tools, like Debian have this “alien” to convert deb<->rpm, plus other formats. But I don’t know if that’s such a good idea. Or are they usable? (ie. with good results).
The programs I’m looking for, in case someone may know if there is one:
- (from above) Signal Desktop, Plank
- Abiword, Xburn, Xarchiver*
- …and Grub editor would be a “nice-to-have”, but not that important.
Any good ideas/pointers? And how do you manage missing packages?
* Rocky Linux Xfce comes with the Xfce Thunar archiver plugin, but without a backend. I’ve always used Xarchiver for that.