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3.2. Package Replacements

This section lists packages that have been removed from Red Hat Enterprise Linux between version 6 and version 7 alongside functionally equivalent replacement packages or alternative packages available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Table 3.1. Replaced packages

Removed package
Replacement/Alternative
Notes
vconfig
iproute (ip tool)
Not fully compatible.
module-init-tools
kmod
 
openoffice.org
libreoffice
 
man
man-db
 
ext2 and ext3 filesystem driver
ext4 filesystem driver
 
openais
corosync
Functionality wrapped by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux HA stack.
jwhois
whois
Output format differs.
libjpeg
libjpeg-turbo
 
gpxe
ipxe
Fork of gpxe.
cpuspeed
kernel, kernel-tools (cpupower, cpupower.service)
Now configured in /etc/sysconfig/cpupower. No longer includes user-space scaling daemon; use kernel governors if necessary.
nc
nmap-ncat
 
procps
procps-ng
 
openswan
libreswan
 
arptables_jf
arptables
 
gcj
OpenJDK
Do not compile Java apps to native code with gcj.
32-bit x86 as installation architecture
AMD64 and Intel 64
Applications will still run with compatibility libraries. Test your applications on 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. If 32-bit x86 boot support is required, continue to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Power 6 PPC support
 
Continue to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Matahari
CIM-based management
 
ecryptfs
Use existing LUKS/dm-crypt block-based encryption
Migration is not available for encrypted file systems; encrypted data must be recreated.
evolution-exchange
evolution-mapi/evolution-ews
 
TurboGears2 web application stack
 
 
openmotif22
motif
Rebuild applications against the current Motif version.
webalizer web anayltics tool
 
Other web analytics tools are superior.
compiz window manager
gnome-shell
 
Eclipse developer toolset
 
Eclipse is now offered in the Developer Toolset offering.
Qpid and QMF
 
Qpid and QMF are available in the MRG offering.
amtu
 
Common Criteria certifications no longer require this tool.
pidgin frontends
empathy
 
perl-suidperl
perl
This functionality has been removed in upstream perl.
pam_passwdqc, pam_cracklib
libpwquality, pam_pwquality
Not fully compatible.
HAL library and daemon
udev
 
ConsoleKit library and daemon
systemd
Not fully compatible.
system-config-network
nm-connection-editor, nmcli
 
thunderbird
evolution
 
system-config-firewall
firewalld
 
busybox
normal utilities
 
KVM/virt packages (in ComputeNode)
KVM/virt equipped variant such as a Server variant
 
abyssinica-fonts
sil-abyssinica-fonts 
axisjava-1.7.0-openjdk 
ccspcsNot fully compatible.
cjkuni-fonts-commoncjkuni-uming-fonts 
classpath-jafjava-1.7.0-openjdk 
classpath-mailjavamailNot fully compatible.
cmancorosync 
control-center-extracontrol-center 
db4-cxxlibdb4-cxx 
db4-devellibdb4-devel 
db4-utilslibdb4-utils 
desktop-effectscontrol-center 
DeviceKit-powerupowerNot fully compatible.
dracut-kerneldracut 
eggdbusglib2Not fully compatible.
fcoe-target-utilstargetcliSee Section 2.6.3, “Target Management with targetcli” for details.
febootstrapsupermin 
gcc-javajava-1.7.0-openjdk-devel 
GConf2-gtkGConf2 
gdm-plugin-fingerprintgdm 
gdm-plugin-smartcardgdm 
gdm-user-switch-appletgnome-shellNot fully compatible.
geronimo-specsgeronimo-parent-poms 
geronimo-specs-compatgeronimo-jms, geronimo-jtaNot fully compatible.
gimp-help-browsergimpNot fully compatible.
gnome-appletsgnome-classic-sessionNot fully compatible.
gnome-keyring-develgnome-keyring 
gnome-maggnome-shellNot fully compatible.
gnome-python2-appletpygtk2Not fully compatible.
gnome-speechspeech-dispatcherNot fully compatible.
gpxe-roms-qemuipxe-roms-qemu 
halsystemdNot fully compatible.
hal-develsystemd-develNot fully compatible.
ibus-gtkibus-gtk2 
ibus-table-cangjieibus-table-chinese-cangjie 
ibus-table-erbiibus-table-chinese-erbi 
ibus-table-wubiibus-table-chinese-wubi-haifeng 
jakarta-commons-netapache-commons-net 
java-1.5.0-gcjjava-1.7.0-openjdk, java-1.7.0-openjdk-headlessNot fully compatible.
java-1.5.0-gcj-develjava-1.7.0-openjdk-develNot fully compatible.
java-1.5.0-gcj-javadocjava-1.7.0-openjdk-javadocNot fully compatible.
junit4junit 
jwhoiswhois 
kabi-whitelistskernel-abi-whitelists 
kdeaccessibility-libskdeaccessibility 
kdebase-develkde-baseapps-devel 
kdebase-workspace-wallpaperskde-wallpapers 
kdelibs-experimentalkdelibs 
kdesdk-libskate-libs, kdesdk-kmtrace-libs, kdesdk-kompareNot fully compatible.
kdesdk-utilskdesdk-poxml 
krb5-auth-dialoggnome-online-accountsNot fully compatible.
lldpad-libslldpad 
lslkutil-linuxNot fully compatible.
lucipcsSee Section 2.8, “Clustering and High Availability” for details.
man-pages-ukman-pages 
mingettyutil-linuxNot fully compatible.
modclusterpcsNot fully compatible.
mod_perlmod_fcgidNot compatible with httpd 2.4.
m17n-contrib-*m17n-contrib 
m17n-db-*m17n-db, m17n-db-extras 
NetworkManager-gnomenm-connection-editor, network-manager, applet 
nss_dbglibcNot fully compatible.
openaiscorosync 
openaislibcorosynclib 
openaislib-develcorosynclib-devel 
PackageKit-gtk-modulePackageKit-gtk3-moduleNot fully compatible.
polkit-desktop-policypolkit 
pulseaudio-libs-zeroconfpulseaudio-libsNot fully compatible.
qt-sqliteqt 
rdesktopxfreerdp 
Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-Release_Notes-6-*Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-Release_Notes-7-* 
redhat-lsb-compatredhat-lsb-core 
rgmanagerpacemakerSee Section 2.8, “Clustering and High Availability” for details.
rhythmbox-upnprhythmbox 
riccipcsSee Section 2.8, “Clustering and High Availability” for details.
samba4*samba*See Section 2.7.6.3, “Samba” for details.
sbm-cim-clientsbm-cim-client2Not fully compatible.
scsi-target-utilstargetcliSee Section 2.6.3, “Target Management with targetcli” for details.
seekwatcheriowatcher 
spice-clientvirt-viewerNot fully compatible.
system-config-lvmgnome-disk-utilityNot fully compatible.
texlive-*texlive 
tex-cm-lgctexlive-cm-lgc 
tex-kerkistexlive-kerkis 
texlive-texmf-dvipstexlive-dvips 
texlive-texmf-latextexlive-latex 
tomcat6tomcat 
tomcat6-el-2.1-apitomcat-el-2.2-api 
tomcat6-jsp-2.1-apitomcat-jsp-2.2-api 
tomcat6-libtomcat-lib 
totem-upnptotem 
udisksudisks2Not fully compatible.
un-core-batang-fontsnhn-nanum-myeongjo-fonts 
un-core-dinaru-fonts, un-core-graphic-fontsnhn-nanum-gothic-fontsNot fully compatible.
un-core-dotum-fontsnhn-nanum-gothic-fonts 
un-core-fonts-commonnhn-nanum-fonts-commonNot fully compatible.
un-core-gungseo-fontsnhn-nanum-brush-fontsNot fully compatible.
un-core-pilgi-fontsnhn-nanum-pen-fontsNot fully compatible.
uniqueunique3, glib2Not fully compatible.
unique-develunique3-develNot fully compatible.
unix2dosdos2unix 
vgabiosseavgabios-bin 
w3mtext-www-browserNot fully compatible.
xmlrpc3-*xmlrpc-* 
xorg-x11-drv-apmxorg-x11-drv-fbdev, xorg-x11-drv-vesa 
xorg-x11-drv-ast, xorg-x11-drv-cirrus, xorg-x11-drv-mgaxorg-x11-drv-modesetting 
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmwarelinux-firmware 
xorg-x11-drv-elographics, xorg-x11-drv-glint, xorg-x11-drv-i128, xorg-x11-drv-i740, xorg-x11-drv-mach64, xorg-x11-drv-rendition, xorg-x11-drv-r128, xorg-x11-drv-savage, xorg-x11-drv-siliconmotion, xorg-x11-drv-sis, xorg-x11-drv-sisusb, xorg-x11-drv-s3virge, xorg-x11-drv-tdfx, xorg-x11-drv-trident, xorg-x11-drv-voodoo, xorg-x11-drv-xgixorg-x11-drv-fbdev, xorg-x11-drv-vesa 
xorg-x11-drv-nvxorg-x11-drv-nouveau 
xorg-x11-twmmetacityNot fully compatible.
xorg-x11-xdmgdmNot fully compatible.
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