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Nexus Repository Manager 3.8 is now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Nexus Repository 3.8.0. This release adds support for Yum Hosted repositories. You can download 3.8.0 immediately.

Yum hosted repository support
Building on the support for Yum proxy repos (as of 3.5.0), you can now host your own organization’s RPMs in Nexus Repository.

Customers have asked for Yum support and we have listened by first providing Yum proxy in version 3.5.0 and now continuing on with Yum hosted.

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Unlike the approach we took in NXRM 2, this new feature isn’t built on top of Maven, and not dependant on the external createrepo program; Yum hosting is now platform independent.

You can still use the RPM maven plugin to deploy to NXRM 3 hosted yum repos, just use the permissive deploy policy.

Yum group repository and support for upgrading 2.x yum repositories to 3.x will be included in a future release.

Other Noteworthy Changes

REST API deprecating /siesta

The "/service/siesta/rest/v1/script" endpoint has been moved to "/service/rest/v1/script".


Npm hosted redeploys

We have restored the ability to redeploy packages to an npm hosted repository.

NEXUS-15282, NEXUS-15424

HA nodes correctly rejoining

HA nodes will now correctly rejoin their cluster after a cluster was shutdown.


Yum proxy naming to match RPM header

We’ve corrected the name and version fields for Yum proxy repositories. You may need to update your Content Selectors.


See the release notes for more details on these and other improvements in this release.

Upgrading from 2.x

If you’re upgrading from Nexus Repository 2, you must first upgrade your installation to 2.14.6. See the upgrade compatibility matrix for more information.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or feedback.



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Written by Michael Prescott

Michael is Director of Product for Sonatype Nexus Repository, where he helps make DevOps easy for software development organizations, large and small.