Has anyone been successful in installing paprefs on either CentOS 6 or CentOS 7?

I tried to unpack the rpm at https://centos.pkgs.org/7/nux-dextop-x86_64/paprefs-0.9.10-8.el7.nux.x86_64.rpm.html, but it has too many dependencies without which the installation doesn't proceed and I can't seem to find them anywhere.

 rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro 

------- On CentOS/RHEL 7 ---------
# yum -y install epel-release && rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

-------- On CentOS/RHEL 6 -----
# yum -y install epel-release && rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

yum install paprefs
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    Welcome to Super User! Can you explain why you've suggested the above?
    – bertieb
    Oct 25 '18 at 18:43

If you are to install anything "from" pkgs.org, you must use the instructions provided in a package page.

Particularly in this link, you can see instructions saying to add third party repo:

This means you have to literally visit this page in a browser, then hunt down for RPM link of "nux-dextop-release" inside it, e.g. http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm then RPM install it.

  • Install nux-dextop-release rpm: rpm -Uvh nux-dextop-release*rpm

You can either download the release RPM (aka repository configuration) and install it like pkgs.org recommends, but I prefer to skip the download step because yum can easily do it:

yum -y install http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
  • Install paprefs rpm package: yum install paprefs

Now you can just run that and it will install the package from the third-party repository resolving any dependencies as needed.

That's it.

pkgs.org merely an aggregator/indexer for RPM/apt repositories and it does not host any RPMs.

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