can CentOS 7 & Fedora RPMs be used for RHEL7

sunhux
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I hv an urgent need to install aide & syslog-ng on
my RHEL 7 VMs (going live on Mon) but somehow
my RHEL account can't download packages from RHN.

Can I use those packages meant for CentOS 7 &
Fedora  from pbone.net ?


Also, for the following, is a subscription-manager rpm required to be installed?
$ subscription-manager identity
This system is not yet registered. Try 'subscription-manager register --help' for more information.
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Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
Best to resolve the issue with the subscription.

Centos has the same base.
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Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
As arnold suggests...

1) This may work.

2) And doing this will be at your own peril, as mixing packages from Distros can lead to subtle problems which are difficult to diagnose + fix.

As arnold said, "best resolve your subscription problem" to ensure best system stability.
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

Commented:
This is the reason people use CentOS... So they don't have to pay RedHat for a subscription...
The subscription and service model is RedHats big advantage. If you aren't going to use it, then why not just run a complete CentOS system?

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