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I have enabled the epel and remi repositories, but:

yum install rsnapshot

produces

No package rsnapshot available.

rsnapshot was in EPEL on prior versions... was it removed?

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Use RepoForge repo: http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rsnapshot/

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  • Is rsnapshot no longer in the repositories? – Nick Jul 23 '12 at 19:42
  • I think yes, because I watch it in EPEL for 5.x. But I don't know why. rsnapshot is stable enough. RepoForge is ex-RPMForge (it was renamed). You can try to use this repo with yum protectbase plugin if you afraid to non-consistent updates. Thanks. – Evgenii Iablokov Jul 23 '12 at 19:48
  • It hasn't been added to the default repositories, no. You'll have to add the RPMforge repository. Instructions can be found here. – tacotuesday Jul 23 '12 at 20:01
  • For completeness, you need to install some dependencies first yum install perl rsync wget perl-DBI perl-XML-Simple perl-XML-Filter-BufferText. You also need to get the XML-Validator-Schema package, which doesn't appear to have a repo package for it either, wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/perl-XML-Validator-Schema/perl-XML-Validator-Schema-1.10-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm and then rpm -ivh perl-XML-Validator-Schema-1.10-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm. – Nick Jul 23 '12 at 20:09
  • Or maybe adding the RPMforge per your comment could be done instead of the instructions in my comment since it would likely resolve and install it's own dependencies? I got it installed now though, thanks! – Nick Jul 23 '12 at 20:13
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Rsnapshot is in the Fedora Repositories, however it looks like it hasn't been built for RHEL6, and the last RHEL5 build appears to be from 2009.

Fedora Package Details

If anything it looks like the package is in need of some love and attention again. This looks like a good chance for someone to get more involved in the open source community!

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