Getting Started

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Overview (ART) is a project aimed at creating RPM's and add-ons for the Plesk Server Administrator (PSA) environment. Packages are distributed through a yum archive: The archive is broken out into a 3 level heirarchy:

[atomic] - Stable packages are maintained in this channel. For the vast majority of users, this is the only channel you will likely need to have configured on your system.

[atomic-testing] - Packages going through QA, sometimes newer packages may be available in this channel. It is generally used as a storage location for packages that are almost done, but still have some major issues with integration remaining.

[atomic-bleeding] - Untested/Known bad packages, this channel is seldom used these days.

Operating System Support Policy

CentOS 3Partial
CentOS 4Fully
CentOS 5Fully
CentOS 6Fully
RHEL 3Partial
RHEL 4As CentOS 4
RHEL 5As CentOS 5
RHEL 6As CentOS 6
Fedora 4Partial
Fedora 5Partial
Fedora 6Fully
Fedora 7Fully
Fedora 8Fully
Fedora 9Fully

Packages Supported Policy

The [atomic] archive maintains, for the most part, updates relevant to server environments. For about 50% of the packages in the archive, these are backports from the latest Fedora to CentOS, other packages are relevant to the Plesk environment. Attempts are made to reduce the number of tertiary dependency updates required for an upgrade of a major component. A short list of major packages supported at their latest stable revisions in [atomic] are:

  • php
  • mysql
  • spamassassin
  • clamav
  • razor-agents
  • dcc
  • pyzor
  • qmail-scanner

Setup and Installation

The [atomic] archive can be set up with the following installer, or manually:

 wget -O - |sh

The atomic installer includes features beyond configuring just the atomic archive. It will additionally:

  • Install/Configure yum and its dependencies. This is frequently removed from VPS systems.
  • Prompt RHEL 4 and 5 users to convert to CentOS 4 or 5. This is done for those users that do not have valid RHEL subscriptions.
  • Install/Configure the atomic.repo for the system
  • Prompt to install the Plesk yum repository maintained by ART

Listing Available Packages

Packages available in the archive can be extracted with:

 yum list

A web based interface for yum is also available for Plesk users, called "atomic-yum". It can be installed with:

 yum install atomic-yum

Where to use Atomic

  • Plesk Servers (VPS/Dedicated)
  • Standard RHEL/CentOS/Fedora systems


Q: I ran the atomic installer, but the archive wasn't set up.

A: Check for the file /etc/yum.repos.d/atomic.repo. If this file is missing simply rerun the installer.

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