Centos 7 – NextCloud-Client Installation Issues (September 2019)

Quick post, which will hopefully be helpful to someone..

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been unable to update one of my Centos 7 servers. I chased it down this AM to the Nextcloud-Client software I use on that machine.

Long story short, there is a qt update in EPEL that isn’t compatible with Centos 7.6.1810. Upstream (RedHat) has already released RHEL 7.7, but Centos has not yet caught up. EPEL is tracking upstream, and this qt update will work once Centos 7.7 is released.

In the meantime, I stumbled across this page on CentosFAQ.org: Nextcloud-client Currently Not Installable From EPEL In CentOS7

If you already have the Nextcloud-client installed, simply exclude the qt package from updates by adding ‘exclude=qt5-qtwebkit’ as a new line to your /etc/yum.conf file. If you already have an exclusion line, just put a comma after the last package you’re excluding, and add qt5-webkit.

If you don’t have the client already installed, you will have to grab the ‘archive’ package linked in the above article.

Now that I have the updated exclusion in my yum.conf, running updates completes without issue.

Just remember to remove the exclusion when Centos 7.7 is released!


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