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Scientific Linux 7

IGWN Software support for Enterprise Linux 7 is provided via packages built against the Scientific Linux 7 base operating system.

Configuring yum

The IGWN-Production RPM Repository

To configure yum to use the LSCSoft repositories:

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

    curl -LO
  2. Validate the file using the checksum

    echo "67441089fc9c53e2c752bb5d7b8a9209 lscsoft-production-config-1.3-1.el7.noarch.rpm" | md5sum -c -
  3. Install the RPM:

    rpm --install lscsoft-production-config-1.3-1.el7.noarch.rpm
  4. Clear the yum cache and initialise the repository:

    yum clean all
    yum makecache

The system should now be configured to track the IGWN-Production RPM repository.

Other IGWN RPM Repositories

CompSoft hosts other RPM repositories beyond the Production repo:

Repository Purpose
lscsoft-backports Non-IGWN software rebuilt by IGWN
lscsoft-epel-config IGWN mirror of upstream EPEL repository
lscsoft-testing RPMS currently being acceptance-tested

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:

yum 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 Scientific Linux 7 distribution checkbox is filled.


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