Installing distcache on CentOS 6.3

Kuf asked:

I’m trying to re-build our server based on CentOS 6.3 and i can’t seem to find the distcache rpm. I have it on my 5.8 CentOS:

[root@server]# yum list distcache
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror.atlanticmetro.net
Installed Packages
distcache.i386                                     1.4.5-14.1                                     installed
[root@server]# rpm -qi distcache
Name        : distcache                    Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.4.5                             Vendor: CentOS
Release     : 14.1                          Build Date: Sat 06 Jan 2007 07:02:14 AM GMT
Install Date: Sun 11 Oct 2009 02:51:22 PM GMT      Build Host: builder5.centos.org
Group       : System Environment/Daemons    Source RPM: distcache-1.4.5-14.1.src.rpm
Size        : 247063                           License: LGPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Wed 04 Apr 2007 12:21:11 AM GMT, Key ID a8a447dce8562897
URL         : http://www.distcache.org/
Summary     : Distributed SSL session cache
Description :
The distcache package provides a variety of functionality for
enabling a network-based session caching system, primarily for
(though not restricted to) SSL/TLS session caching.

I need this package to enable the mod_file_cache.so mod.

I’ve tried googling without any success..

Thanks!

My answer:


Distcache was removed from EL6, according to the package manifest. Apparently it was not important enough to warrant a note in the Migration Planning Guide, though from visiting their web site I would guess the most likely reason is that it’s ancient and unmaintained and therefore unsupportable. Whatever you’re trying to do, it’s probably time to look at other options.


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