Install and enable Remi repository on CentOS 8

Install and enable Remi repository on CentOS 8

CentOS 8 has been released, it based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 and this article explain how to install and enable Remi Repository on CentOS 8 / RHEL-8.

For package manager, CentOS 8 does not use yum (Yellowdog Updater Modified) such as install, update, remove.

On CentOS 8, yum package manager changed to dnf.

Also read: How install Remi repository on Centos / RHEL 7/6

Remi repository is available for CentOS 8 / RHEL 8.

How to install and enable Remi repository on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

First we need to update CentOS 8 / RHEL 8, then install Epel repository.

# dnf update
# dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

The output is like this

[root@serverdiary ~]# uname -a
Linux serverdiary 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Sep 24 11:32:19 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@serverdiary ~]# dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Last metadata expiration check: 0:02:46 ago on Mon 28 Oct 2019 07:00:46 AM CET.
epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm              12 kB/s |  21 kB     00:01
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================= Package             Arch          Version         Repository           Size
=============================================================================Installing:
 epel-release        noarch        8-7.el8         @commandline         21 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================Install  1 Package

Total size: 21 k
Installed size: 30 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                     1/1   Installing       : epel-release-8-7.el8.noarch                         1/1   Running scriptlet: epel-release-8-7.el8.noarch                         1/1   Verifying        : epel-release-8-7.el8.noarch                         1/1
Installed:
  epel-release-8-7.el8.noarch
Complete!

Then install Remi repository on CentOS 8

# Example outputdnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm

Example output

root@serverdiary ~]# dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_  98 kB/s | 3.0 MB     00:31
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:01 ago on Mon 28 Oct 2019 07:16:00 AM CET.
remi-release-8.rpm                           185 kB/s |  20 kB     00:00
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================= Package           Arch        Version               Repository         Size
=============================================================================Installing:
 remi-release      noarch      8.0-4.el8.remi        @commandline       20 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================Install  1 Package

Total size: 20 k
Installed size: 14 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                     1/1   Installing       : remi-release-8.0-4.el8.remi.noarch                  1/1   Verifying        : remi-release-8.0-4.el8.remi.noarch                  1/1 
Installed:
  remi-release-8.0-4.el8.remi.noarch                                         
Complete!

Then you can install package from Remi repo.

Example install PHP 7.3

# dnf module install php:remi-7.3

Example output when installing PHP 7.3 on CentOS 8

root@serverdiary ~]# dnf module install php:remi-7.3
Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Lin 2.0 MB/s | 505 kB     00:00
Safe Remi's RPM repository for Enterprise Li 4.5 MB/s | 1.4 MB     00:00
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================= Package          Arch   Version                          Repository    Size
=============================================================================Installing group/module packages:
 php-cli          x86_64 7.3.11-1.el8.remi                remi-modular 4.6 M
 php-common       x86_64 7.3.11-1.el8.remi                remi-modular 1.1 M
 php-fpm          x86_64 7.3.11-1.el8.remi                remi-modular 1.6 M
 php-json         x86_64 7.3.11-1.el8.remi                remi-modular  72 k
 php-mbstring     x86_64 7.3.11-1.el8.remi                remi-modular 521 k
 php-xml          x86_64 7.3.11-1.el8.remi                remi-modular 229 k
Installing dependencies:
 httpd-filesystem noarch 2.4.37-12.module_el8.0.0+185+5908b0db
                                                          AppStream     35 k
 oniguruma        x86_64 6.8.2-1.el8                      AppStream    188 k
 libxslt          x86_64 1.1.32-3.el8                     BaseOS       249 k
 libargon2        x86_64 20171227-3.el8                   epel          29 k
Installing weak dependencies:
 nginx-filesystem noarch 1:1.14.1-9.module_el8.0.0+184+e34fea82
                                                          AppStream     24 k
Installing module profiles:
 php/common
Enabling module streams:
 httpd                   2.4
 nginx                   1.14
 php                     remi-7.3

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================Install  11 Packages

Total download size: 8.6 M
Installed size: 36 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/11): nginx-filesystem-1.14.1-9.module_el8 506 kB/s |  24 kB     00:00
(2/11): httpd-filesystem-2.4.37-12.module_el 689 kB/s |  35 kB     00:00
(3/11): oniguruma-6.8.2-1.el8.x86_64.rpm     2.9 MB/s | 188 kB     00:00
(4/11): libxslt-1.1.32-3.el8.x86_64.rpm       15 MB/s | 249 kB     00:00
(5/11): php-common-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64. 4.2 MB/s | 1.1 MB     00:00
(6/11): php-cli-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64.rpm 8.3 MB/s | 4.6 MB     00:00
(7/11): php-fpm-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64.rpm 4.7 MB/s | 1.6 MB     00:00
(8/11): php-json-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64.rp 867 kB/s |  72 kB     00:00
(9/11): php-xml-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64.rpm 1.5 MB/s | 229 kB     00:00
(10/11): php-mbstring-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_ 433 kB/s | 521 kB     00:01
[MIRROR] libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64.rpm: Curl error (7): Couldn't connect to server for http://mirror.wiuwiu.de/epel/8/Everything/x86_64/Packages/l/libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64.rpm [Failed to connect to mirror.wiuwiu.de port 80: Connection timed out]
(11/11): libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64.rpm 1.9 kB/s |  29 kB     00:15
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total                                        465 kB/s | 8.6 MB     00:18     warning: /var/cache/dnf/epel-6519ee669354a484/packages/libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 2f86d6a1: NOKEY
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_ 1.6 MB/s | 1.6 kB     00:00
Importing GPG key 0x2F86D6A1:
 Userid     : "Fedora EPEL (8) <epel@fedoraproject.org>"
 Fingerprint: 94E2 79EB 8D8F 25B2 1810 ADF1 21EA 45AB 2F86 D6A1
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-8
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Key imported successfully
warning: /var/cache/dnf/remi-modular-6408ecca79e22107/packages/php-cli-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 5f11735a: NOKEY
Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Lin 3.0 MB/s | 3.1 kB     00:00
Importing GPG key 0x5F11735A:
 Userid     : "Remi's RPM repository <remi@remirepo.net>"
 Fingerprint: 6B38 FEA7 231F 87F5 2B9C A9D8 5550 9759 5F11 735A
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi.el8
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Key imported successfully
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                     1/1   Installing       : php-json-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  1/11   Running scriptlet: php-common-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                2/11   Installing       : php-common-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                2/11   Installing       : libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64                    3/11   Installing       : libxslt-1.1.32-3.el8.x86_64                        4/11   Installing       : oniguruma-6.8.2-1.el8.x86_64                       5/11   Running scriptlet: oniguruma-6.8.2-1.el8.x86_64                       5/11   Running scriptlet: nginx-filesystem-1:1.14.1-9.module_el8.0.0+184+    6/11   Installing       : nginx-filesystem-1:1.14.1-9.module_el8.0.0+184+    6/11   Running scriptlet: httpd-filesystem-2.4.37-12.module_el8.0.0+185+5    7/11   Installing       : httpd-filesystem-2.4.37-12.module_el8.0.0+185+5    7/11   Installing       : php-fpm-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                   8/11   Running scriptlet: php-fpm-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                   8/11   Installing       : php-mbstring-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64              9/11   Installing       : php-xml-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  10/11   Installing       : php-cli-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  11/11   Running scriptlet: php-cli-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  11/11   Running scriptlet: php-fpm-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  11/11   Verifying        : httpd-filesystem-2.4.37-12.module_el8.0.0+185+5    1/11   Verifying        : nginx-filesystem-1:1.14.1-9.module_el8.0.0+184+    2/11   Verifying        : oniguruma-6.8.2-1.el8.x86_64                       3/11   Verifying        : libxslt-1.1.32-3.el8.x86_64                        4/11   Verifying        : libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64                    5/11   Verifying        : php-cli-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                   6/11   Verifying        : php-common-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                7/11   Verifying        : php-fpm-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                   8/11   Verifying        : php-json-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  9/11   Verifying        : php-mbstring-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64             10/11   Verifying        : php-xml-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                  11/11 
Installed:
  php-cli-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                                             php-common-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                                          php-fpm-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                                             php-json-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                                            php-mbstring-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                                        php-xml-7.3.11-1.el8.remi.x86_64                                             nginx-filesystem-1:1.14.1-9.module_el8.0.0+184+e34fea82.noarch               httpd-filesystem-2.4.37-12.module_el8.0.0+185+5908b0db.noarch                oniguruma-6.8.2-1.el8.x86_64                                                 libxslt-1.1.32-3.el8.x86_64                                                  libargon2-20171227-3.el8.x86_64                                            
Complete!
root@serverdiary ~]# php --version
PHP 7.3.11 (cli) (built: Oct 22 2019 08:11:04) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.11, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

You can install various version simultaneously, the Software Collections of PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4 then enable it.

# dnf install php72
# module load php72
[root@serverdiary ~]# php --version
PHP 7.2.24 (cli) (built: Oct 22 2019 08:28:36) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

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