Rocky Linux 8¶
IGWN Software support for Enterprise Linux 8 is provided via packages built against the Rocky Linux 8 base operating system.
The IGWN-Production RPM Repository¶
dnf to see the IGWN-Production RPM Repository:
Download the configuration RPM for the IGWN-Production Repository
curl -LO https://software.igwn.org/lscsoft/rocky/8/production/x86_64/os/Packages/i/igwn-production-config-8-9.el8.noarch.rpm
Validate the file using the checksum
echo "9b45e162719d5185d86255ec89ff8c6e igwn-production-config-8-9.el8.noarch.rpm" | md5sum -c -
Install the RPM:
rpm --install igwn-production-config-8-9.el8.noarch.rpm
Clear the yum cache and initialise the repository:
dnf clean all dnf makecache
The system should now be configured to track the IGWN Production repository.
The packages in the IGWN Production repository have dependencies on packages from the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) Repository, so this also needs to be available. In order to support more stable operation we don't directly track upstream EPEL, but use a snapshot which allows us to more carefully control when system are updated.
The repository configuration for the IGWN EPEL Snapshot can be installed with:
dnf install igwn-epel-config
If you have the configuration for Upstream EPEL enabled, this can be disabled by using:
dnf install 'dnf-command(config-manager)' dnf config-manager --set-disabled epel
Other IGWN RPM Repositories¶
CompSoft hosts other RPM repositories beyond the Production repo:
| ||IGWN EPEL Snapshot repository|
| ||RPMS currently being acceptance-tested|
| ||Non-IGWN software rebuilt by IGWN|
| ||RPMS that introduce backwards incompatible API/ABI changes for testing1|
Once the IGWN-Production RPM Repository has been configured, to install one of these other repositories, install the
<repo>-config RPM, e.g. for
dnf install igwn-testing-config
To contribute software to the IGWN RPM Repositories:
Upload a source distribution to a supported archive
Open an IGWN Software Change Request ensuring that the Rocky Linux 8 distribution checkbox is filled.
For support using the IGWN RPM Repositories, please open a ticket with the IGWN Computing Help Desk.
Tracking this repository can leave your system in a broken state, unless you know what you are doing it is recommended to not track this repository. ↩