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bug in centos 6 install guide #62

mairin opened this Issue Feb 25, 2013 · 4 comments


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mairin commented Feb 25, 2013


I have been using the CentOS 6 install guide to try to install gitlab on my RHEL 6 system. I found it here:


It has some incorrect information. It says:

"During an installation on an official RHEL 6.3 we found that some packages (in our case gdbm-devel, libffi-devel and libicu-devel) were NOT installed. You MUST make sure that all the packages are installed. The simplest way is to run the above command for a second time and you'll see quite easily of everything is either already installed or "No package XXX available". When you run into this issue you can try installing these required packages from the CentOS distribution."

It's bad to install packages from CentOS on a RHEL server if you want to be in compliance with your subscription. You just need to add the rhel6 optional packages repo to your server to get those packages. Here's how you do it:

yum-config-manager --enable rhel-6-server-optional-rpms

That's it, then you can install libffi-devel libicu-devel gdbm-devel no problem.


axilleas commented Feb 26, 2013

Well, you could fix the guide and make a pull request ;)

@mairin - Thank you so much for mentioning enabling the additional repo for RHEL so I could install libffi-devel as part of installing RVM. You're a lifesaver!

I use your solution, but it doesn't work for me, but I found other solution for this problem

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axilleas commented Aug 17, 2013

Added info by @mairin in above commit, thank you :)

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