Is subscription-manager available for CentOS?

jcalfee asked:

I’m trying to fix my updater to point to a specific release. Is the subscription-manager for RedHat only? I don’t see it in my CentOS 6.3 (yum) repository.

My answer:

Yes, the subscription-manager tool is Red Hat-specific, allowing you to manage Red Hat subscriptions. Since CentOS doesn’t have subscriptions, the distribution omits this tool.

CentOS 7 now includes subscription-manager, though as it isn’t RHEL it still doesn’t really do anything useful.

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