[winswitch] CentOS 6.6 - No package winswitch available

Philip Loewen philip at tidepool.ca
Wed Feb 11 00:02:57 GMT 2015

Brilliant. Thank you for this helpful response,
on top of a most useful collection of software!

On 15-02-09 08:41 AM, Antoine Martin wrote:
> On 09/02/15 23:29, Philip Loewen wrote:
>> In CentOS 6.6, with winswitch.repo installed, the command
>>      sudo yum install winswitch
>> produces the error message in the subject line:
>>      Setting up Install Process
>>      No package winswitch available.
>>      Error: Nothing to do
>> I'm stuck.
> Sorry about that!
>> I looked at the online repository mentioned in the
>> file named /etc/yum.repos.d/winswitch.repo, at
>>    http://winswitch.org/dists/CentOS/6.6/x86_64/
>> It contains no files named like "winswitch*rpm".
>> So maybe the error message is just telling the truth.
> It is.
>> In contrast, the repository provided for CentOS 6.5 includes
>>      winswitch-0.12.20-1.x86_64.rpm
>> I didn't grab that one, because I'm nervous
>> about using an RPM for a different OS version.
>> (I'm interested in winswitch precisely because
>> I am not an expert with CentOS.)
>> Looking forward in time, it seems like there is no
>> winswitch*rpm file in any CentOS repo newer than 6.5.
>> So even if I upgrade to CentOS 7 Server, I anticipate
>> having the same problem.
>> Any ideas? Thanks for any help/suggestions you can provide.
> Everything you said is correct.
> In practice you should be able to use the version for CentOS 6.4 or
> earlier because winswitch is written in pure Python.
> A new version is due very soon now (after a long hiatus), I am just
> waiting for a Python-Twisted SSH compatibility bug to be fixed so that I
> can release xpra 0.15.0 and an update to winswitch to go with it. Which
> means I will build new packages for all platforms, including CentOS 6.6
> and 7.0
> Cheers
> Antoine
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