Free RPM repository usage

Forewords

Our commercial RPM repository ships with modern and secure versions of packages for Enterprise Linux distributions.
It targets individuals and companies which want the convenience and security of packaged software.

Building and maintaining everything, especially binary packages, requires significant time and computing resources.

This is why, after years of free availability, the main GetPageSpeed repository, became a subscription-ware, similar to RHEL.

Why you should subscribe

While we do not provided any support like RHEL does, the subscription cost is very small.
And you can yum install and yum update much easier than compiling and bringing your system down by using outdated software eventually.

The subscription:

  • Gives you security, same as RHEL does. Because essentially, you are getting fixes earlier than elsewhere.
  • Saves you time. Don’t hire a developer, wasting hours to install something. Subscription to this repository is far less than hiring someone

Not convinced? Try the free noarch packages. Read more to find out.

GetPageSpeed repository has a free and highly useful tier

If you’re an individual seeking to expand your system with packaged software for your Enterprise Linux system,
there’s a way for you to use a set of packages from the GetPageSpeed repository, completely free of charge.

This special set of packages are noarch packages. Don’t be wary of the word “limited”.
You can install a vast array of very useful security, performance and convenience packaged software.

Last, but not least:

  • Malware Detect
  • fds, the go-to FirewallD client program. Allows you to block arbitrary IPs and countries with a single command
  • WordPress CLI
  • iTerm2 integration: iterm2-utilities and iterm2-shell-integration-bash
  • Lua libraries for NGINX Lua module

And gazillion of other stuff for CentOS/RHEL and derivates versions 6, 7 and 8 (click the links for listing all packages).

How to use the free repository only

Simply disable the binary packages repository:

sudo yum -y install yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager --disable getpagespeed-extras

Example of installing fds free of charge

sudo yum -y install https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-latest.rpm
sudo yum -y install yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager --disable getpagespeed-extras
sudo yum -y install fds