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I'm trying to fix my updater to point to a specific release. Is the subscription-manager for RedHat only? I don't see it in my CentOS 6.3 (yum) repository.

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What version are you trying to stay on? – ewwhite May 8 '13 at 19:33
I would like to remain 1 version back on 6.3... I think I have the solution (see this […). – jcalfee May 9 '13 at 20:44
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Yes, the subscription-manager tool is Red Hat-specific, allowing you to manage Red Hat subscriptions. Since CentOS doesn't have subscriptions, the distribution omits this tool.

CentOS 7 now includes subscription-manager, though as it isn't RHEL it still doesn't really do anything useful.

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If you use Katello and mirror CentOS repos, you can treat CentOS just as you would treat RHEL with subscriptions, products, activation keys, errata and so on. – fuero Sep 18 '14 at 15:24
subscription manager is required for use with Katello (Satellite 6) – xdaxdb Oct 8 '15 at 20:16

subscription-manager for CentOS 6 is available

wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-rhsm.repo
yum install subscription-manager -y
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