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This repository exists to augment the existing set of third-party repositories for Enterprise Linux releases 5 and 6 by providing those packages that either are not available elsewhere or newer packages than exist in either your distribution's base package sets or via other repositories. This means that some of our package will overwrite base packages as provided by your distribution however we will endeavor to keep such packages in the [ghetto-extras] repository. Please see Best Practices for information on how to maintain sanity when using the ghetto-extras packages.

All packages are tested, and more importantly used, before they are made available to the public. All packages are signed with a 4096-bit GPG key (signature fingerprint: 0xABCDEFG1 [EDIT]) and the public key is available at http://ghettoforge.org/RPM-GPG-KEY.ghetto.

As an aid in package identification we use a package disttag of '.gf'

Project Members:

Current project members are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Peter Ajamian
  • John R. Dennison
  • Cody Jackson
  • Bryan Seitz
  • Steve Walsh

Contact Information:

The packagers may be reached by the following methods:


Any one interested in becoming a packager or contributing to this project should read Contributing.

Requisite Disclaimer:

We assume absolutely no responsibility for problems that arise from the use of this repository. It is expected that people making use of the packages we provide understand the risks that go with using packages outside of the [base] distribution repository and are qualified to resolve any issues that may arise. This being said we will address problems with our packages if they are brought to our attention via our bugtracker.


The content of this wiki is still under development and we welcome any and all suggestions for changes / enhancments via our bugtracker.