I failed to install or update software in my CentOS 6 system these days. I guess CentOS removed their mirror list after CentOS 6 ends its lifecycle after Nov. 30.

I use this mirrorlist:


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All things considered about security and it being EOL, you can still make yum usable in CentOS 6:

curl https://www.getpagespeed.com/files/centos6-eol.repo --output /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

Or, update repo configuration manually.

  • This will get you access to the old software. But it will not give you updates as there aren't any more. Dec 8, 2020 at 15:50
  • It won't. But depending on other repositories you use, updates may be there. Dec 8, 2020 at 15:53
  • Solved my problem for tiny 128MB VPS I just ordered , CentOS 6 didn't consume much RAM,having outdated software better than nothing .
    – Salem F
    Dec 9, 2021 at 23:51

Officially there is nothing you can do with CentOS 6 - it's dead and buried - there will be no more updates from the CentOS project. From the CentOS-devel mailing list on 9th Nov 2020


This is a friendly reminder.

CentOS 6.10 will EOL at the end of November 2020.

During the first week in December 2020, the 6.10 directory will move to vault.centos.org

Packages will still be available at:


However, once moved, there will be no more updates pushed to vault.centos.org. Therefore, security issues will no longer be fixed, etc.

You should take the rest of the month to either move to a newer versoin of CentOS Linux ... or to procure Extended el6 support from Red Hat (EUS RHEL 6).

your best course of action is to upgrade to a supported OS version.


From the CentOS forums:

Red Hat have pulled the plug on RHEL 6.x as of Nov 30th 2020 and as a result CentOS 6 is now a dead version. The online yum repos for CentOS 6 have been archived to vault.centos.org and there will be no more updates to it at all, ever.



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  • Vault archiving old releases doesn't change the fact that CentOS 6 is dead. Upgrades should have been completed months ago. Dec 8, 2020 at 14:14

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