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yum-centos (44) Versions 5.2.0

Installs and configures the Centos Yum repositories

cookbook 'yum-centos', '= 5.2.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'yum-centos', '= 5.2.0'
knife supermarket install yum-centos
knife supermarket download yum-centos
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The yum-centos cookbook takes over management of the default and optional repositoryids that ship with CentOS and CentOS
Stream systems.

Below is a table showing which repositoryids we manage that are shipped by default with CentOS via the centos-release

Repo ID CentOS 7 CentOS 8 CentOS Stream 8
appstream :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
base :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
centos-kernel :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x:
centosplus :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
contrib :x: :x: :x:
cr :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :x:
debuginfo :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
extras :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
fasttrack :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :x:
highavailability :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
powertools :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
realtime :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark:
resilientstorage :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark:
updates :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x:

Additionally, this cookbook can manage the following CentOS repositories that can optionally be installed. The table
below displays each repositories we support, which platform version they are supported on and what upstream release
package it effectively replaces. Some of these repositories may depend on another related repository. This cookbook
does not automatically account for such dependencies and this is up to the user to configure the appropriate

While upstream may provide additional versions for the repositories below, we only maintain the current release. Users
are welcome to override those attributes as they see fit for their environment.

Repo ID CentOS 7 CentOS 8 CentOS Stream 8 Upstream release package
centos-advanced-virtualization :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-advanced-virtualization
centos-ansible :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-ansible-29
centos-azure :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-azure
centos-ceph :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-ceph-pacific (C8/CS8) <br> centos-release-ceph-nautilus (C7)
centos-dotnet :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-dotnet
centos-fdio :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-fdio
centos-gluster :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-gluster9
centos-hyperscale :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-hyperscale
centos-nfs-ganesha :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-nfs-ganesha30
centos-nfv-extras :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-nfv-extras
centos-openshift-origin :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-openshift-origin311
centos-openstack :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-openstack-xena (CS8) <br> centos-release-openstack-victoria (C8) <br> centos-release-openstack-train (C7)
centos-opstools :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-opstools
centos-ovirt :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-ovirt44 (C8/CS8) <br> centos-release-ovirt43 (C7)
centos-qemu-ev :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-qemu-ev
centos-qpid-proton :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-qpid-proton
centos-rabbitmq :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-rabbitmq-38
centos-samba :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: centos-release-samba415
centos-sclo-rh :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-scl-rh
centos-sclo :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-scl
centos-virt-xen :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: centos-release-xen-414



  • CentOS


  • Chef 12.14+


  • none


See individual repository attribute files for defaults.

If using the vault recipe, you can set node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']. See below for an example for CentOS 8:

# Enable 8.0.1905 vault release
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['8.0.1905']['enabled'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['8.0.1905']['managed'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['8.0.1905']['make_cache'] = true

include 'yum-centos::vault'

To enable multiple vault releases, you can do the following:

node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['7.8']['enabled'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['7.8']['managed'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['7.8']['make_cache'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['7.9']['enabled'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['7.9']['managed'] = true
node['yum-centos']['vault_repos']['7.9']['make_cache'] = true

include 'yum-centos::vault'

The vault repositories only provides binary packages for the previous release which currently defaults to the following:

  • CentOS 7: 7.8.2003
  • CentOS 8: 8.3.2011

NOTE: CentOS Stream does not provide binaries via the vault repo

Some repositories provide a version attribute to set which version of the repository to use. Changing these will also
update the version used in mirrorlist and description.

default['yum-centos']['ansible_version'] = '29'
default['yum-centos']['ceph_version'] =
  value_for_platform(%w(centos redhat) =>
      '>= 8.0' => 'octopus',
      '~> 7.0' => 'nautilus',
default['yum-centos']['gluster_version'] = '7'
default['yum-centos']['nfs_ganesha_version'] =
  value_for_platform(%w(centos redhat) =>
      '>= 8.0' => '3',
      '~> 7.0' => '30',
default['yum-centos']['openshift_version'] = '311'
default['yum-centos']['openstack_version'] =
  value_for_platform(%w(centos redhat) =>
      '>= 8.0' => 'ussuri',
      '~> 7.0' => 'train',
default['yum-centos']['opstools_version'] =
  value_for_platform(%w(centos redhat) =>
      '>= 8.0' => '-collectd-5',
      '< 8.0' => '',
default['yum-centos']['ovirt_version'] = '4.3'
default['yum-centos']['rabbitmq_version'] = '38'
default['yum-centos']['virt_xen_version'] =
  value_for_platform(%w(centos redhat) =>
      '~> 7.0' => '412',

NOTE: If you are migrating from using node['yum-centos']['keep_scl_repositories'], you will need to do the following
to enable the repositories using this cookbook:

node.default['yum']['centos-sclo']['enabled'] = true
node.default['yum']['centos-sclo']['managed'] = true
node.default['yum']['centos-sclo-rh']['enabled'] = true
node.default['yum']['centos-sclo-rh']['managed'] = true

include_recipe 'yum-centos'


  • yum-centos::default Generates yum_repository configs for latest CentOS release. By default the base, extras, and updates repos are enabled on CentOS 7. For CentOS 8 and CentOS Stream 8, base, extras and appstream repos are enabled by default.

NOTE: If you are running an older CentOS release, i.e. 7.7 when 7.8 is the latest 7.x release, you may want to consider the yum-centos::vault recipe.

  yum_repository 'base' do
    mirrorlist '$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os'
    description 'CentOS-$releasever - Base'
    enabled true
    gpgcheck true
    gpgkey 'file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-$releasever'
  • yum-centos::vault Generate yum configuration for non-current versions of CentOS. Instead of using mirrorlist, baseurl is set to

Usage Example

To disable the CentOS Extras repository through a Role or Environment definition

  'yum' => {
    'extras' => {
      'enabled' => {

Uncommonly used repositoryids are not managed by default. This is speeds up integration testing pipelines by avoiding yum-cache builds that nobody cares about. To enable the CentOS Plus repository with a wrapper cookbook, place the following in a recipe:

node.default['yum']['centosplus']['managed'] = true
node.default['yum']['centosplus']['enabled'] = true
include_recipe 'yum-centos'

More Examples

Point the base and updates repositories at an internally hosted server.

node.default['yum']['base']['enabled'] = true
node.default['yum']['base']['mirrorlist'] = nil
node.default['yum']['base']['baseurl'] = ''
node.default['yum']['base']['sslverify'] = false
node.default['yum']['updates']['enabled'] = true
node.default['yum']['updates']['mirrorlist'] = nil
node.default['yum']['updates']['baseurl'] = ''
node.default['yum']['updates']['sslverify'] = false

include_recipe 'yum-centos'


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yum-centos Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the yum-centos cookbook.

5.2.0 - 2021-11-01

  • CentOS Stream 8 support
  • New repos for CS8 only: realtime, resilientstorage, centos-hyperscale
  • New repos for CS8/C8: centos-advanced-virtualization, centos-nfv-extras, centos-samba
  • Update OpenStack, oVirt, Xen, GlusterFS and Ceph releases
  • Update vault version for C8

5.1.2 - 2021-08-31

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

5.1.1 - 2021-06-01

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

5.1.0 - 2021-02-25

  • Sous Chefs Adoption

5.0.0 (2020-12-09)

  • Remove CentOS 6 support
  • Update vault repo versions to latest
  • MDL fixes
  • Cleanup metadata.rb formatting

4.0.2 (2020-07-21)

  • Fix Chef 12 compatibility (resolves #42)
  • Kitchen suite for testing against Chef 12

4.0.1 (2020-07-20)

  • ChefSpec test for non-RHEL systems to ensure compile-time issues are caught
  • Add return in both recipes if the platform family is not RHEL
  • Ensure requiring on cookbook for non-RHEL systems does not return an error (resolves #39)

4.0.0 (2020-07-17)

  • Add various SIG repos
  • Suite and InSpec tests for vault recipe
  • Add support for multiple release vaults (resolves #28)
  • Changed to using $releasever instead of using node['platform_version'].to_i
  • Remove appended &infra=$infra to mirrorlist URLs as they are not required and make testing easier
  • Update InSpec tests to use yum.repo where it makes sense
  • Re-enable debuginfo and cr repos for CentOS 8 now that they are available
  • Breaking Change: Remove node['yum-centos']['keep_scl_repositories'] attribute since we manage SCL repos directly now
  • Breaking Change: Remove support for XenServer
  • Fix vault recipe and add node['yum-centos']['vault_repos'] attribute for setting which version to use. By default use previous release.

3.2.0 (2019-10-14)

3.1.0 (2019-04-11)

  • Add new keep_scl_repositories flag to prevent deleting repos installed through centos-release-scl-rh and centos-release-scl - @scalp42

3.0.0 (2018-02-16)

  • Require Chef 12.14+ and remove compat_resource dep

2.3.0 (2017-06-15)

  • Adjust repository defaults for XenServer
  • Updated Chefspecs to avoid deprecation warnings

2.2.0 (2017-03-28)

  • Remove releasever use to eliminate requirement of centos-release package.
  • Add vault recipe to support running older OS versions without mixing installation of packages.

2.1.0 (2016-12-22)

  • Allow the use of any valid property via attributes
  • Depend on the latest compat_resource cookbook
  • Cookstyle fixes

2.0.0 (2016-11-25)

  • Replace yum dependency with compat_resource

1.0.0 (2016-09-06)

  • Add chef_version metadata
  • Testing updates
  • Remove support for Chef 11
  • Generate the GPG path dynamically

v0.4.13 (2016-07-22)

  • loosen the version dependency on yum to allow for newer versions

v0.4.12 (2015-12-07)

  • updated to actually utilize the make_cache option from the yum cookbook

v0.4.11 (2015-12-07)

  • Use releasever yum variable for the path to the GPG key to avoid a case statement in the cookbook attributes file

v0.4.10 (2015-12-01)

  • Updating if/unless logic in recipes

v0.4.9 (2015-10-27)

  • Cleaning up Chef 13 deprecation warnings by not passing nil into
  • yum_repository properties

v0.4.8 (2015-10-27)

  • Adding redhat platform to attributes file

v0.4.7 (2015-09-22)

  • Added source_url and issues_url metadata
  • Added the standard chef rubocop config
  • Added standard Chef gitignore and chefignore files
  • Add Travis CI and cookbook version badges in the readme
  • Expand the requirements section in the readme
  • Update contributing, maintainers, and testing docs
  • Add standard Gemfile with testing and development dependencies
  • Update distro versions in the Kitchen config
  • Update berksfile API endpoint
  • Add platform support to metadata
  • Add long_desciption to metadata

v0.4.6 (2015-07-17)

  • Fixing attribute precedence bug

v0.4.5 (2015-07-03)

  • contrib fix for < 7.0

v0.4.4 (2015-07-02)

  • #11 - Fix CentOS 7 support and refactor tests to use server spec

v0.4.3 (2015-06-21)

  • Check for RHEL platform_family when installing repos

v0.4.1 (2015-05-20)

  • Changing repo list to attribute array

v0.4.0 (2015-02-22)

  • Adding fasttrack repo management

v0.3.0 (2014-09-02)

  • Add all attribute available to LWRP to allow for tuning
  • Added Support for CentOS 7

v0.2.2 (2014-02-28)

  • Adding .repo extensions to the /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-* files

v0.2.0 (2014-02-14)

  • Updating test harness


  • Version bump for tool chain sanity


  • Adding


  • initial release

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