Installing distcache on CentOS 6.3

Kuf asked:

I’m trying to re-build our server based on CentOS 6.3 and i can’t seem to find the distcache rpm. I have it on my 5.8 CentOS:

[[email protected]]# yum list distcache
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
Installed Packages
distcache.i386                                     1.4.5-14.1                                     installed
[[email protected]]# rpm -qi distcache
Name        : distcache                    Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.4.5                             Vendor: CentOS
Release     : 14.1                          Build Date: Sat 06 Jan 2007 07:02:14 AM GMT
Install Date: Sun 11 Oct 2009 02:51:22 PM GMT      Build Host:
Group       : System Environment/Daemons    Source RPM: distcache-1.4.5-14.1.src.rpm
Size        : 247063                           License: LGPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Wed 04 Apr 2007 12:21:11 AM GMT, Key ID a8a447dce8562897
URL         :
Summary     : Distributed SSL session cache
Description :
The distcache package provides a variety of functionality for
enabling a network-based session caching system, primarily for
(though not restricted to) SSL/TLS session caching.

I need this package to enable the mod.

I’ve tried googling without any success..


My answer:

Distcache was removed from EL6, according to the package manifest. Apparently it was not important enough to warrant a note in the Migration Planning Guide, though from visiting their web site I would guess the most likely reason is that it’s ancient and unmaintained and therefore unsupportable. Whatever you’re trying to do, it’s probably time to look at other options.

View the full question and any other answers on Server Fault.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.