amzn-updates-base Yum Repo for Amazon Linux 2

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Amazon Linux 1 AMI has access to an amzn-updates-base yum repository. This repository has access to 'latest' versions of numerous packages.

Is there a mirror for this repo for Amazon Linux 2? Or recommended alternative to getting access to those packages?

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Example from a Amazon Linux 1 instance

yum repolist all
Loaded plugins: priorities, update-motd, upgrade-helper
1039 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
repo id                                                                      repo name                                                                                                        status
!amzn-main/latest                                                            amzn-main-Base                                                                                                   enabled:        5,883
amzn-main-debuginfo/latest                                                   amzn-main-debuginfo                                                                                              disabled
amzn-main-source/latest                                                      amzn-main-source                                                                                                 disabled
amzn-nosrc/latest                                                            amzn-nosrc-Base                                                                                                  disabled
amzn-preview/latest                                                          amzn-preview-Base                                                                                                disabled
amzn-preview-debuginfo/latest                                                amzn-preview-debuginfo                                                                                           disabled
amzn-preview-source/latest                                                   amzn-preview-source                                                                                              disabled
!amzn-updates/latest                                                         amzn-updates-Base                                                                                                enabled:          845
amzn-updates-debuginfo/latest                                                amzn-updates-debuginfo                                                                                           disabled
amzn-updates-source/latest                                                   amzn-updates-source                                                                                              disabled

Example from an Amazon Linux 2 (2017.12) instance

yum repolist all
Loaded plugins: langpacks, priorities, update-motd
98 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
repo id                                                                       repo name                                                                                                          status
!amzn2-core/2017.12/x86_64                                                    Amazon Linux 2 core repository                                                                                     enabled:     7,157
amzn2-core-debuginfo/2017.12/x86_64                                           Amazon Linux 2 core repository - debuginfo packages                                                                disabled
amzn2-core-source/2017.12                                                     Amazon Linux 2 core repository - source packages                                                                   disabled

Edited by: cg_jbethke on Jan 19, 2018 11:43 AM - formatting correction

Edited by: cg_jbethke on Jan 19, 2018 11:44 AM

asked 5 years ago410 views
1 Answer
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The method in which we provide packages to Amazon Linux 2 is different to the previous release, and the list of updated versions is also different. This is due to the LTS nature of Amazon Linux 2.

More updated versions of some packages will be available in the Amazon Linux Extras repositories. Find more details here - https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-2/faqs/#Amazon_Linux_Extras_Repository

The list of packages will grow over time.

Please let us know if you have further questions on this.

answered 5 years ago

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