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According to this documentation passenger is a native yum package since RHEL6.

Linux version and type

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/*release
Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon)
Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon)

Yum install Passenger

Before installing RPM

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum search passenger
Loaded plugins: security
sl                                                       | 3.6 kB     00:00
sl-security                                              | 3.0 kB     00:00
sl-security/primary_db                                   | 4.5 MB     00:17
sl6x                                                     | 3.6 kB     00:00
sl6x-security                                            | 3.0 kB     00:00
sl6x-security/primary_db                                 | 4.5 MB     00:19
Warning: No matches found for: passenger
No Matches found

After installing RPM

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install mod_passenger -y
Loaded plugins: security
sl                                                       | 3.6 kB     00:00
sl-security                                              | 3.0 kB     00:00
sl-security/primary_db                                   | 4.5 MB     00:19
sl6x                                                     | 3.6 kB     00:00
sl6x-security                                            | 3.0 kB     00:00
sl6x-security/primary_db                                 | 4.5 MB     00:17
Setting up Install Process
No package mod_passenger available.
Error: Nothing to do

As passenger does not to be included in the yum repository, an attempt was done to install it using RPM, although this only should be required in case of RHEL 5 according the documentation.

RPM install

The RPM has been installed.

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/5/passenger-release.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/5/passenger-release.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.w5Z8Il: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 71e042e4: NOKEY
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:passenger-release      ########################################### [100%]

Yum install after installing RPM

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install mod_passenger -y                        Loaded plugins: security
http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/6.5/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/6.5/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.hmdc.harvard.edu/mirrors/passenger/rhel/6.5/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: passenger. Please verify its path and try again

Yum search

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo yum search passenger
Loaded plugins: security
http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/6.5/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/6.5/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.hmdc.harvard.edu/mirrors/passenger/rhel/6.5/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: passenger. Please verify its path and try again

6.5 directory unavailable

It appears that the 6.5. directory does not exist.

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Question

How to Install Passenger on Scientific Linux 6.5 via RPM?

  • What do you get for yum search passenger? You probably just have the wrong package name. – terdon Sep 13 '14 at 13:55
  • @terdon The output of the command has been added to the question. – 030 Sep 13 '14 at 14:00
  • The yum repo file for this looks like it's just takes the version from your distro and plunks it into the search that yum does assuming that the versions are there. – slm Sep 13 '14 at 14:03
  • @slm The command has been executed on a new VM, the output has been added to the question and it appears that passenger is not a native package on 6.5 – 030 Sep 13 '14 at 14:20
  • Yup, so you can either build the mod yourself or point the yum cfg file for this repo to the prev version, ie 6.3 – slm Sep 13 '14 at 14:28
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Thanks to the advices of @terdon and @slm the package could be found (yum search passenger) by executing the following commands:

sudo rpm --import http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-stealthymonkeys.asc && \
sudo yum -y install http://passenger.stealthymonkeys.com/rhel/6/passenger-release.noarch.rpm && \
sudo sed -i 's/\$releasever/6.3/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/passenger.repo

However, some dependency issues occurred after installing passenger:

Error: Package: 1:rubygem-passenger-native-3.0.19-1.el6.x86_64 (passenger)
           Requires: libev.so.4()(64bit)
Error: Package: 1:rubygem-passenger-native-3.0.19-1.el6.x86_64 (passenger)
           Requires: libev
Error: Package: 1:rubygem-passenger-3.0.19-1.el6.x86_64 (passenger)
           Requires: rubygem(fastthread) >= 1.0.1
Error: Package: 1:rubygem-passenger-3.0.19-1.el6.x86_64 (passenger)
           Requires: rubygem(rack)

These could be solved by executing the following commands:

sudo rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/libev-4.03-3.el6.x86_64.rpm && \
sudo yum -y install rubygems && \
for p in rubygem-fastthread-1.0.7-2.el6.x86_64 rubygem-rack-1.1.0-2.el6.noarch; do sudo rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/${p}.rpm; done && \
sudo yum -y install mod_passenger

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