Configuring RHEL 6.6 repositories

lorenzog asked:

I’ve been given a RHEL 6.6 system which seems poorly configured – there is no subscription-manager tool available and network access has been restricted upstream.

I was able to obtain outbound HTTPS connectivity but no FTP (don’t ask).

How do I configure the rhel-source.repo file so that it can pull packages from a HTTPS mirror instead of ftp?

At the moment baseurl points at:

baseurl=ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/$releasever/en/os/SRPMS/

Ideally I’d like to point to https://?.redhat.com/…? but I can’t find a list of repositories around.

My answer:


It might have been subscribed with the old style rhn_register. Or it might not have been subscribed at all, in which case yum won’t work. In either case, if you need source RPMs for RHEL 6 you can log in to your Red Hat account and download them manually in addition to FTP.


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