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Phusion Passenger native packages for RedHat/Fedora/CentOS

By Hongli Lai on January 4th, 2011

We are pleased to announce native Linux packages for RedHat/Fedora derived RPM distributions, including RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, and ScientificLinux. Installation and updates can be accomplished via yum, and the passenger-release package includes all of the necessary yum configuration.


The easiest way to install Phusion Passenger and keep it up to date is to install the passenger-release package from the main repository:

Fedora Core 14:
rpm -Uvh
Fedora Core 13:
rpm -Uvh
RHEL 5 / CentOS 5 / ScientificLinux 5:
Note: these packages depend on EPEL.

rpm -Uvh
RHEL 6 / CentOS 6 / ScientificLinux 6:
These packages will be available as soon as there is a stable beta of either CentOS 6 or SL 6 to use as a build platform.

From there you can use Yum to install packages. For example, try one of these:

yum install nginx-passenger


yum install mod_passenger


yum install passenger-standalone

Building your own packages

There are instructions for building your own packages and Yum repositories in the rpm directory ReadMe within the GitHub repository.

Additional Information

These packages are currently being maintained by Erik Ogan and Stealthy Monkeys Consulting. Questions, comments, patches, and pull requests are always welcome.