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Rocky Linux 8

IGWN Software support for Enterprise Linux 8 is provided via packages built against the Rocky Linux 8 base operating system.

Configuring dnf

The IGWN-Production RPM Repository

To configure dnf to see the IGWN-Production RPM Repository:

  1. Download the configuration RPM for the IGWN-Production Repository

    curl -LO https://software.igwn.org/lscsoft/rocky/8/production/x86_64/os/l/lscsoft-production-config-8-5.el8.noarch.rpm
    
  2. Validate the file using the checksum

    echo "dc241d8cb799a6c990358d6632dca223 lscsoft-production-config-8-5.el8.noarch.rpm" | md5sum -c -
    
  3. Install the RPM:

    rpm --install lscsoft-production-config-8-5.el8.noarch.rpm
    
  4. Clear the yum cache and initialise the repository:

    dnf clean all
    dnf makecache
    

The system should now be configured to track the LSCSoft Production repository.

Other IGWN RPM Repositories

CompSoft hosts other RPM repositories beyond the Production repo:

Repository Purpose
lscsoft-testing RPMS currently being acceptance-tested
lscsoft-backports Non-IGWN software rebuilt by IGWN

Once the IGWN-Production RPM Repository has been configured, to install one of these other repositories, install the <repo>-config RPM, e.g. for lscsoft-testing:

dnf install lscsoft-testing-config

Contributing software

To contribute software to the IGWN RPM Repositories:

  1. Upload a source distribution to a supported archive

  2. Open an IGWN Software Change Request ensuring that the Rocky Linux 8 distribution checkbox is filled.

Support

For support using the IGWN RPM Repositories, please open a ticket with the IGWN Computing Help Desk.