Using go-toolset on CentOS Linux 7/x86_64

With golang now gone from the CentOS Linux 7 distro ( deprecated upstream ), the best way to get golang for your system is to get it from the SCL. Firstly, enable scl itself : yum install centos-release-scl Then install the go-toolset-7 scl ( this brings in version 1.10.2 at the moment ) yum install… Read More »

turn off unused GPU on the laptop

Lots of us have dual graphics cards in the laptops these days, but almost everyone I know tends to use one or the other, hardly ever switching on the fly, since typical usage patterns tend to stick for periods of time. One thing that almost no one seems to do however is turn off the… Read More »

Community contributed Kickstarts for CentOS Linux

hi, At we’ve been collecting community contributed kickstarts for various roles, deployments and versions. If you are writing and/or using kickstarts in your setup, it would be awesome to have them hosted here as well, please feel free to send PR’s. Just keep in mind a few basic things: Kickstarts should end in .cfg… Read More »

Battery and power status on your CentOS Linux laptop

The upower cli tool will get you a ton of great info for the battery ( and other things related to power ). Make sure you have it installed ( rpm -q upower ), and give it a shot like this : $ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 native-path: BAT0 vendor: SMP model: 45N1703 serial: 5616 power… Read More »

Come help build duffy2 for CiCo

When I came onboard with Red Hat, one of the key impacts that I wanted to be able to use Red Hat resources for was to help the wider opensource community write, manage and deliver better code. It was with that goal that I conceptualised, bootstrapped, argued for and then got the project started… Read More »

Git 2 on CentOS Linux 7

Update: SCL SIG now has rh-git218, so instead of using sclo-212, use rh-git218 instead. To do an update from git 2.12 to 2.18, I’ve just gone down the path of yum erase sclo-212 && yum install rh-git218 The distro shipped git is still at version 1.8, but if you need or want a newer git… Read More »

create a new repo from the cli

I often get into a state where I’ve started some work, done some commits etc and then realised I dont have a place to push the code to. Getting it on github has involved getting the browser out, login to github, click click click {pain}. So, here is how you can create a new repo… Read More »

Welcoming new members to the CentOS Container team

Join me in warmly welcoming Dharmit Shah, Bama Charan Kundu and Navid Shaikh to the CentOS Container team. They are primarily focused on delivering and curating the CentOS Container Pipeline ( ). In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for announcements from them in the CentOS Blog at . – KB

Vim 8 for CentOS Linux 7

Matěj Cepl is curating a set of Vim 8 rpms for EL7 over at – consider them testing grade, and I am sure he would appreciate feedback and issue reports. Now go get the shinny new Vim8. Grab the .repo file from drop it into your /etc/yum.repos.d/ import his key from (… Read More »

Security contact for the CentOS Project

If you find any security issue in a website or service, please let us know; the same goes for any issues in CentOS Linux as well as the SIG content on And the best way to get in touch is to email – and if the content is sensitive, please use the… Read More »