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.
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.
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.