RHEL7: How to install the Webtatic repository.

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The Webtatic repository, mainly maintained by Andy Thompson, brings packages related to PHP (newest versions, extensions, etc).

There is a list of the available packages in the Webstatic repository.

Installation Procedure

Before going any further, you need to install the EPEL repository.

Now, to install the Webtatic repository, type:

# yum install https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm

After executing the previous command, three files are stored in the /etc/yum.repos.d directory:

  • webtatic.repo: the main repository file,
  • webtatic-testing.repo: the repository for testing,
  • webtatic-archive.repo: the repository for archive packages.

The main Webtatic repository file, webstatic.repo, consists of three different channels:

  • webtatic: this is the main channel,
  • webtatic-debuginfo: same channel as webtatic with additional debug information,
  • webtatic-source: same channel as webtatic but providing package sources.

All the channels are disabled by default except the webtatic.repo/webtatic channel.

Activation/Deactivation Procedure

To permanently enable a channel (use the –disable option to disable), type:

# yum-config-manager --enable channel

To only enable a channel during a package installation, type:

# yum --enablerepo=channel install package

Source: Webtatic website.

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