Tag Archives: centos

foldingathome repos from 2018 for @centos and @ubuntu #beatthevirus

foldingathome repos from 2018 for @centos and @ubuntu #beatthevirus

CentOS 8 has split packages into baseos and appstream repos

CentOS 8 has split packages into baseos and appstream repos

appstream repos are further split into modules streams and module profiles

there is a new command to manage the modules

# dnf modulesĀ 
# dnf module enable module-name:stream
# dnf module list postgresql

and new install commands to install module streams and module profiles

# dnf install @module-name:stream/profile


VirtualBox CentOS 8 guest additions install

To get VirtualBox guest additions to install in CentOS 8 you first need to install

# dnf install epel-release
# dnf install tar bzip2 kernel-devel-$(uname -r) \
kernel-headers perl gcc make elfutils-libelf-devel

then insert the guest additions cd and if not running X manually mount it

# mkdir /media/iso
# mount /dev/cdrom /media/iso

then run

# cd /media/iso
# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run


red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

red hat gnu/linux distros & the xfce desktop environment

according to red hat you can only install from http://www.xfce.org/download

but if you add the fedoraproject EPEL repo you can install xfce desktop onto oracle linux 7 (and red hat ?)

# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum groupinstall xfce

then logout click options and choose xfce session instead of gnome and login

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
repo id                    repo name                                                                         status
epel/x86_64                Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64                                    13,174
ol7_UEKR5/x86_64           Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7Server (x86_64)     125
ol7_developer_EPEL/x86_64  Oracle Linux 7Server Development Packages (x86_64)                                26,135
ol7_latest/x86_64          Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64)                                              12,818
repolist: 52,252

BTW if you are using centos you can simply use rpm / yum

# yum install epel-release
# yum groupinstall "X Window system"
# yum groupinstall "Xfce"


centos oracle uek red hat enterprise linux rpm repos for extra packages such as php 5.6

centos oracle uek red hat enterprise linux 5, 6 & 7 rpm yum repos for extra packages such as php 5.6


recommended procedure is

install rpm-gpg-key IUS-COMMUNITY-GPG-KEY

# wget https://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
# wget https://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/6/x86_64/ius-release-1.0-14.ius.el6.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh ius-release-1.0-14.ius.el6.noarch.rpm

# yum install nginx
# yum install php56u-fpm

Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) is freely re-distributable !

Oracle Enterprise Linux (and Oracle VM) is freely RE-distributable !

Yes, it's free download but also free to re-distribute including copyrights and trademarks, see the EULA for more details.

And theres now a public yum server for OEL that offers a free and convenient way to install packages from the Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM installation media via a yum client.

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