Configure your CentOS 7 virtual machine to use vault repositories

Now that CentOS 7 has reached EOL on June 30, 2024, users are strongly encouraged to migrate their virtual machines to either AlmaLinux 8, Rocky Linux 8 or Oracle Linux

One of the first consequence of the EOL is that all CentOS 7 package repositories have been moved from their default location and archived on, and therefore if users still want to be able to install or reinstall RPM packages, they would need to perform the steps below in order to access the new vault repos:

  1. Disable the current repositories to avoid conflicts with the vault repositories. Open a terminal and execute the following commands:
$ sudo yum-config-manager --disable \*
  1. Add the following content at the end of the /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Vault.repo file:
$ sudo cat /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Vault.repo
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base - Vault

name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates - Vault

name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras - Vault
  1. Update the system to ensure everything is working correctly with the new repositories.
$ sudo yum clean all
$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/yum/
$ sudo yum makecache

NOTE: All latest ProComputers packaged CentOS 7 images have already the vault repos configured.

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