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So I am now managing two RHEL machines that I need to install haproxy and heartbeat on. When I follow instructions to do so I get the following:

[admin@p2378442 ~]$ sudo yum -y install heartbeat haproxy
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * main-base: yum01tor.peer1.com
 * main-extras: yum01tor.peer1.com
 * main-updates: yum01tor.peer1.com
Setting up Install Process
No package heartbeat available.
No package haproxy available.
Nothing to do
[admin@p2378442 ~]$

I imagine I just need to add some repository or other to some yum configuration file or other. What is my best bet? I've tried a few things I've found in Google so far; but they don't seem to help. I'm new to RHEL I don't want to just spray packages in to my system on accident!

I miss Ubuntu server already...

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and this is why I don't like "repository distro's" sure arch has repo's but you don't have to go looking for them to get stuff done. Trust me, for someone who doesn't use repository distro's ubuntu is just as frustrating to me. – xenoterracide Nov 5 '10 at 1:16
As an FYI, heartbeat is discontinued and is no longer maintained (last release was in 2011). It's deprecated in favor of corosync & pacemaker. – Patrick Aug 15 '13 at 12:31

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL had them both.

You can add it like so:

sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
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IIRC, redhat 6 has an official "HA repo" which contains packages like this. – Patrick Aug 15 '13 at 12:28

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