Remi’s RPM repository is a free and stable YUM repository mainly for the PHP stack. It contains packages for the latest versions of PHP. The Remi repository can be used on on Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL / Alma / Rocky and other clones).
To follow along this guide, ensure you have the following:
- A RHEL Based Server with root access or a user who can execute sudo commands
- Internet access
- Some packages in the Remi Repository depends on
epel-releaseso if you don’t have install it with
sudo dnf install epel-release
For older versions of RHEL/Centos, checkout:
Enabling the remi repo
To enable the remi repo, Install the
rpm provided by remi in this url
http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-<version>.rpm, version being the RHEL Release version.
For RHEL / Alma / Rocky Linux 8:
sudo rpm -ivh http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm # Or sudo dnf install http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm
For RHEL / Alma / Rocky Linux 9:
sudo rpm -ivh http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-9.rpm # Or sudo dnf install http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-9.rpm
Once the installation is done, confirm that the repo is enabled with this command:
repo id repo name ... remi-modular Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Linux 9 - x86_64 remi-safe Safe Remi's RPM repository for Enterprise Linux 9 - x86_64
If you see remi in the list then it means its been installed.
Installing packages from Remi repository
To use packages from the remi repository, you need to enable them. Lets list modules providing php using this command:
$ sudo dnf module list php Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:07 ago on Fri 21 Oct 2022 07:05:57 AM UTC. Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Linux 9 - x86_64 Name Stream Profiles Summary php remi-7.4 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php remi-8.0 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php remi-8.1 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php remi-8.2 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language Hint: [d]efault, [e]nabled, [x]disabled, [i]nstalled
If you want to install php 8.2 for instance, enable it with this command:
sudo dnf module enable php:remi-8.2
You can then install it with the dnf install command:
sudo dnf install php php-cli
To search all packages, use this command:
sudo dnf search php
That is it!
We managed to enable and set up REMI release on RHEL 8 and 9 and its derivatives.
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