Install Owncloud 8 on Centos 7

I recently needed to re-install my Owncloud VM. I’ve been on a CentOS kick lately so I decided to see if I could install OwnCloud 8 on a Centos 7 base install. It turned out to not be as easy as I thought it would be.

When I tried to install owncloud on my CentOS 7 system, I kept getting a 404 error message even though I followed the documentation outlined here.

It turns out that they changed where the RPM is held and apparently forgot to update the documentation. I discovered this by manually navigating to download.suse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community and browsing the directories. The documentation has you grab a repo from Centos_Centos-7 folder, which is broken. It looks like the proper directory is just Centos_7.

I had to remove the old repo, purge the cache, and try again. To do so, remove the .repo file and purge via yum:

cd /etc/yum.repos/d/
rm isv\:ownCloud\:community.repo
yum --enablerepo=isv_ownCloud_community clean metadata
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/CentOS_7/isv:ownCloud:community.repo
yum install owncloud

The above procedure is what you should run if you’ve already tried to use the broken link in the documentation and failed. If you haven’t installed owncloud yet, do the following

cd /etc/yum.repos/d/
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/CentOS_7/isv:ownCloud:community.repo
yum install owncloud

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