Recommendations for most common repos to enable for CentOS 7?

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Recommendations for most common repos to enable for CentOS 7?

Postby onetech-it » 2017/11/14 00:00:14

Hello,

I'm looking for some generally recommendations for repos that I should enable on my CentOS 7 environments, to keep the binaries as up-to-date as possible with the latest stable releases.

I'm also looking for recommendations on repos that I should enable to make sure I have the latest releases of:

Oracle Java 8
Open VM Tools
Postfix
PostgreSQL client and server

Any feedback is appreciated!

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Re: Recommendations for most common repos to enable for CentOS 7?

Postby TrevorH » 2017/11/14 00:38:21

For Oracle java, you won't find anyone redistributing that as Oracle's license conditions forbid it. The only place you'll get that (other than Oracle) is by buying a RHEL subscription as they have a redistribution agreement with them and it's available in a separate channel.

Otherwise you should be aware that CentOS doesn't do latest. It does stable. This is inherited from RHEL and the other 3 things you mention are all part of the base and updates repos. Those are inherited from RHEL and thus are covered by their backporting policy https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting

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postfix.x86_64                                       2:2.10.1-6.el7                                 @anaconda
open-vm-tools.x86_64                                 10.1.5-3.el7                                   base     
postgresql.i686                                      9.2.23-1.el7_4                                 updates 
postgresql.x86_64                                    9.2.23-1.el7_4                                 updates
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Re: Recommendations for most common repos to enable for CentOS 7?

Postby jamessnell » 2017/12/07 19:21:23

I've recently returned to the RH based realm after a 10 year hiatus to the Debian way of life. I find it weird that there isn't a repo for Oracle Java since there has been in the Debian realm for many years now (Example https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/java).

I guess there's something fundamentally permissive for Oracles license with it comes to how Debian/Ubuntu PPAs work? Too bad it's not available for CentOS. Since Java apps are one of my main things, this is almost a deal-breaker for me. Certainly I can manually (Ansibly) manage this, and I will, but I'm rather disappointed.