Release-specific IBM repositories

Some software is not available for all supported IBM i releases. As a result, some software is distributed in release-specific repositories. in order to have access to these packages, you may need to manually add the release-specific repository.

Installation

First, you need to install the yum-utils package:

yum install yum-utils

Then, you can use yum-config-manager to add the release-specific repository. Currently, only one of these repositories has any packages, and that is the IBM i 7.3 repo. Note that the IBM i 7.3 repo can also be used for newer releases of IBM i.

yum-config-manager --add-repo https://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/ibmi/products/pase/rpms/repo-7.3/

You do not need to disable any existing repositories.