How to install Blender in CentOS 5

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Friday, October 9, 2009

blenderBlender is popular open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D content creation. Here is how you can install Blender on CentOS 5 (enterprise version of Linux) and equivalent to RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.

This mini-guide assumes you have a working knowledge on yum / yumex.

To install Blender you need to have epel and rpmforge repositories installed and enabled in your system. You also need to have yum-priorities plugin installed.

In priorities configuration have rpmforge ahead of epel repository.

Sounds complicated? Let me provide a minimal configuration to allow you to use both the repositories.

/etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

[epel]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 5 - $basearch
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=epel-5&arch=$basearch
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL
priority=10

File: /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo

[rpmforge]
name = Red Hat Enterprise $releasever - RPMforge.net - dag
#baseurl = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/$basearch/dag
mirrorlist = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/mirrors-rpmforge
#mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge
enabled = 1
protect = 0
gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
gpgcheck = 1
priority=9

Remember to add lower priorities to your CentOS base and update repositories.

With that in place, installing Blender is just a simple:

yum install blender

Note: I installed Blender in 64 bit version of CentOS 5.

That is simple, isn’t it? Let us know your experience in using Blender under CentOS 5 in comments below.

Discussion
July 23, 2010: 5:02 am

Speechless! Excellent post
Thank you, you have been most helpful.


Center
November 14, 2009: 5:30 pm

“Sounds complicated? Let me provide a minimal configuration to allow you to use both the repositories.

/etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

No information. As a new Centosian Citizen your piece of advice was not helping. Just tell me what to do and don’t hesitate to avoid unnecessary asumptions what a newbie can do. We can’t - that’s why we are n00bs.

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