I found a great package on Fedora Package Sources. It is hosted as source codes.

The specific package is Syncthing, whose official website provides an rpm binary download. But I would like the installation to support automatic update upon yum update. So I figured I might just add the repository to yum and let yum install it from source, so that when later the package is updated, yum can recognize and update it. But I could not find how to achieve this despite a thorough Googling. Can any one shed some light for me? Thanks!

  • When an RPM is installed via yum, does it tell yum how to update itself? If so, when a new release comes, will yum update it when yum update is called? – jackxujh Nov 27 '18 at 9:46
  • Syncthing does not seem to offer RPM packages or a yum repo to do that: github.com/syncthing/syncthing/issues/2721 – Haxiel Nov 27 '18 at 10:16
  • For what distribution?! syncthing is already in Fedora. You don't need a separate repository. – Michael Hampton Nov 27 '18 at 11:59
  • @MichaelHampton I was trying to install on CentOS 7. I assumed the installation steps would be pretty much identical. Now it seems that’s not the case? – jackxujh Nov 27 '18 at 12:10
  • Hm. Well, it's not in EPEL. I would contact the Fedora package maintainer and ask him if he can also provide it for EPEL. – Michael Hampton Nov 27 '18 at 12:12

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