What’s the best way in RHEL to install a newer version of a package than what’s in the repositories?
In Ubuntu I can just add the repo for a newer version of Ubuntu, install the package with apt, and then disable the newer repo, but with RHEL and having to register the system with RHN, I don’t see a way to do this. Is there some other way that would be more appropriate?
In particular, I’m trying to get a newer version of gcc-gfortran installed.
Thanks for any input!
You have two options for getting a newer version of gcc than the one shipped with RHEL 6, your current Linux distribution.
- Upgrade to RHEL 7, which shipped with gcc 4.8.2.
- Use the Red Hat Developer Toolset, a software collection which supplies gcc 4.9.1 and updated versions of related tools, on either RHEL 6 or RHEL 7. This software collection is available with most RHEL subscriptions, but is in a separate subscription channel from Red Hat Software Collections.
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