Getting Started

Before using any packages from the IUS Community repositories, you should first read and agree with the End User Agreement.

All technical collaboration, bug tracking, blueprint planning, etc takes place at LaunchPad/IUS.

General discussions happen within the IUS Community Members mailing list. Join the team on Launchpad and you will be able to subscribe to the list.

Reporting Bugs and Feature Requests

Bugs and Feature Requests can be submitted via our Launchpad tracking system.

Accessing our Yum Repositories

Our official yum repository is available at Additional mirrors are available, and can be viewed here.

Subscribing to the IUS Yum Repository

Subscribing to the IUS Community repositories is as easy as installing an RPM package. Within the repo are two packages called epel-release, and ius-release. The packages configure your system to use the Fedora EPEL and IUS Community repositories, as well as installs the GPG keys necessary to validate signed packages of both.


ius-release and epel-release packages information can be found at Release Packages.


IUS Packages replace stock RHEL packages, however they do not obsolete them. Meaning, you can’t just ‘yum upgrade’ and get our packages... you need to first remove the stock RHEL package such as mysql, and replace it with the IUS package such as mysql51. See IUS Client Usage Guide for full examples of installing software from IUS.

Known Yum Dependency Resolution Issues

The IUS CoreDev Team is aware of an issue with older versions of Yum and how it resolves dependencies when installing packages. For background on this matter please see the upstream bug reports that we have submitted:

Please be sure that you are using yum > 3.2.26, or RHEL’s version 3.2.22-23.

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