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I want to install PHP 5.4 on a RHEL 6.x box as described in this Red Hat blog post.

I have a valid subscription and have added the channel, but a yum repolist shows a status of 0 for the channel.

rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhscl-1-beta Red Hat Software Collections 1 Beta (RHEL 6 Server x86_64) 0

What am I missing?

UPDATE: It looks like even though I can subscribe to the channel I have to make a special request.

That or it's a different channel. It seems to also have been referred to as "rhel-server-rhscl-6-beta-rpms" in this article but when I try to add that channel I get the stupid exceptions error which I take to mean that channel doesn't exist.

Red Hat really does a piss poor job of making this available. I wonder if it is intentional?

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Why the down vote? If you can explain why two months later there are no packages in that channel I'll gladly accept your answer. – HTTP500 Oct 1 '13 at 21:59
Consider using the Software Collections repository which is mirrored at Scientific Linux. More info at… and… – Stefan Lasiewski Jan 3 '14 at 23:37
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Red Hat Software Collections are, however, included in all Red Hat Developer Subscriptions including the self-supporting Red Hat Developer Suite.

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Self-Support licenses are excluded from RHSCL entitlements.

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