Nexus Repository 3.5.0 Released with Yum Proxy Repository Support

Michael Prescott: Nexus Repository with Yum Support

Michael Prescott: Nexus Repository with Yum Support

Sonatype is pleased to announce the availability of Nexus Repository 3.5.0 OSS and Pro. This release adds support for Yum proxy repositories, and enhances the 2.x to 3.x upgrade process to support Firewall-enabled repositories.

Yum Proxy Repository Support

You have been asking for Yum support and we have listened. With release 3.5, you can now define Yum proxy repositories. In Nexus Repository 2, Yum support was built on top of maven repositories, this time around, we’re building Yum support as a first-class format.

Nexus Repository with Yum Support

Yum hosted and group repository support will be included in a future release. This new feature will be platform independent so that there will be no dependency on the external createrepo program.

Give Yum proxy a try and let us know what you think! (Note: We are talking to Yum, npm, Docker, and NuGet users in customer feedback sessions over the next two weeks. If you would like to join a session and provide feedback please sign up. Participants from eligible countries receive a $50 Amazon gift card as a Thank You for participating.)

Upgrade Support for Firewall Enabled Repositories

For Firewall customers looking to upgrade their Nexus Repository instances from 2.x to 3.x, we’ve enhanced the upgrade wizard to support quarantine-enabled repositories. This means that when you upgrade a 2.x instance to 3.x, the audit and quarantine history is upgraded along with it.

Upgrading to Nexus Repository 3.5.0 from 2.x requires the just-released Nexus Repository 2.14.5. IQ Server 1.33 is also required for upgrading Firewall-enabled repositories.


To make use of this enhancement, all you need to do is select your Firewall-enabled repositories when you upgrade. Make sure your IQ Server is reachable, and Nexus Repository 3 will orchestrate the upgrade.

Upgrading from 2.x

If you’re upgrading from Nexus Repository 2, you must first upgrade your installation to 2.14.5. See the upgrade compatibility matrix for more information.

Excited to share this release and get your feedback. Visit our support article for a list of full features included in 3.5 and learn more about the corresponding Nexus Repository 2.14.5 release.

Download it Now

To download Nexus Repository 3.5.0, visit the Sonatype OSS download site, or our support download page.

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Michael Prescott

Michael Prescott is Product Owner/Nexus Repository Manager, where he helps to shovel coal as fast as he can into the fabulous engine that is the Nexus RM engineering team.

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