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fyi - Timed with the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat removed sources (SRPMs) from the standard download location (ftp.redhat.com). Why the change? Red Hat has made ...
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    Red Hat removes RHEL7 SRPMs from ftp.redhat.com


    fyi - Timed with the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat removed sources (SRPMs) from the standard download location (ftp.redhat.com). Why the change? Red Hat has made no statement. And requests from the public to release sources as usual have received no response.

    More background and information are available in the following locations:

    * CentOS Development Mailing List. See the thread on "SRPMs for RHEL 7" at the centos-devel mailing list archives.

    * Red Hat Bugzilla Database. See bug 1109401.

    There is also a google group for public discussion. The group name is "rhel7-sources". Feel free to join if you are interested in this topic.

    Kay

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    hello and welcome, kayw12!

    Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't realized that. Hopefully we will still be able to download them (w/o installing them - aka "yum install") via the yumdownloader plugin...

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    If you are working from a RHEL7 registered system, you can still download them using yumdownloader. Otherwise, no.

    Instead, you would obtain them from a git repository at centos.org. The centos folks are working on a set of scripts that allow you to do roughly the same things as you could from yum. So, it will still be possible to access them, just in a different way.

    To be fair, there are some things that are easier to do using git, and that seems to be the reason for the change. But, why not continue to make them available for access using yum/srpms as well, as this is the standard?

    That's the scoop.

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