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So I was following this tutorial, but then I was stuck because when running the code:

# yum install spawn-fcgi

it says there is no package. I am using Nginx. Please suggest

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Turn on EPEL repo:

 rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

then install spawn-fcgi:

 yum install spawn-fcgi
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and this would replace that yum command for spawn-fcgi? –  EquinoX Feb 26 '11 at 19:29
I got this error: Retrieving download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/… error: skipping download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/… - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error warning: u 0x1f876d0 ctrl 0x1f88a40 nrefs != 0 (download.fedora.redhat.com http) –  EquinoX Feb 26 '11 at 19:30
rpm -Uvh download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/… then yum install spawn-fcgi –  ooshro Feb 26 '11 at 19:32
awesome that works! thanks ooshro –  EquinoX Feb 26 '11 at 19:34
when I try to download this script: # wget bash.cyberciti.biz/dl/419.sh.zip seems that it just won't do it, saying no data received –  EquinoX Feb 26 '11 at 19:35

For CentOS 6.2 x64 I used this:

rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm

I found that repository here:


---Update July 2012

CentOS 6.2 32bit this worked for me:

rpm -ivh http://mirror.cogentco.com/pub/linux/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
yum install spawn-fcgi

---Update March 2013

CentOS 6.2 64bit Linode:

rpm -ivh http://mirror.cogentco.com/pub/linux/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
yum install spawn-fcgi

For future reference, this link might be helpful: How to enable "EPEL" repository for centos?

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