Cannot locate rpm for putty?


I wish to install PuTTY on this machine. However DNF does not find a package for it:

$ dnf search putty
Last metadata expiration check: 0:12:04 ago on Fri 09 Dec 2022 11:28:57 AM EST.
No matches found.

When I visit the EPEL website ( there is no entry for it although says that this is the authoritative repository.

Where is it?


It does work:

[root@rocky8 ~]# dnf search putty
Last metadata expiration check: 1:00:07 ago on Fri 09 Dec 2022 05:05:50 PM CET.
================================= Name Exactly Matched: putty =================================
putty.x86_64 : SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client

I guess you need to do this:

dnf install epel-release
dnf config-manager --enable powertools

some epel packages require powertools, so need to enable that.


That worked, Thank you.

I’m curious; why PuTTY?

It is the vendor recommended software to communicate with their emulation of legacy hardware.

I can't find putty.

dnf install epel-release
Package epel-release-9-4.el9.noarch is already installed.
dnf config-manager --enable powertools
Error: No matching repo to modify: powertools.

Repos appstream, baseos, crb, epel, extras and plus are enabled.  Is powertools CRB now?

Powertools is called crb on Rocky9.

dnf config-manager --enable crb

but anyway, you cannot find it because EPEL didn’t make putty available in their repository. You can use alternatives, such as open a console window and use standard ssh client:

ssh x.x.x.x

where x.x.x.x is the server you want to connect to, or replace it with the if you are using DNS to resolve.

You can always make a request with EPEL to ask them to add putty rpm to their repository.

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I’m also trying to compile the source. That should work once I learn why it produced executables but not pterm or putty.

@neil has put in requests for putty for epel 9. Hopefully we’ll see it soon.

for the time being i’ve built these in a copr -

I had to add gtk3-devel.x86_64. Then I was able to compile.

Hi there :slight_smile: I wanted to reach out and let you know that Putty is now available for installation EPEL -

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