Red Hat Entperise Linux

Cobbler is packaged for RHEL variants through the Fedora EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) system. Follow the directions there to install the correct repo RPM for your RHEL version and architecture. For example, on for a RHEL6.x x86_64 system:

$ sudo rpm -Uvh

Be sure to use the most recent X.Y version of the epel-release package.

Once that is complete, simply use the yum command to install the cobbler package:

$ sudo yum install cobbler

As noted above, new releases in the Fedora packaging system are held in a "testing" repository for a period of time to vet bugs. If you would like to install the most up to date version of cobbler through EPEL (which may not be fully vetted for a production environment), enable the -testing repo when installing or updating:

$ sudo yum install --enablerepo=epel-testing cobbler


$ sudo yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing cobbler

Once cobbler is installed, start and enable the service:

$ service cobblerd start
$ chkconfig cobblerd on

And (re)start/enable Apache:

$ service httpd start
$ service cobblerd on

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