Libev gone - install xtrabackup or xtrabackup-24 on Centos7


CentOS7 - Patching at 2021 October
Percona xtrabackup and xtrabackup-24.

Installing gets the error “requires libev”.
It seems libev is no longer in EPEL from September this year.
This is interesting as only just noticed that xtrabackup 2.3.6 is served from EPEL as opposed to our local Percona repos.

Is xtrabackup 2.3 (eol)/2.4 supported on CentOS7 please?
If so where do i get libev from that is supportable for an enterprise service?

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Hi @iain.mckie
Yes percona-xtrabackup24 is supported on Centos7
I tried to reproduce your issue but without success. lebev packages is provided from extras repo.

 Package                               Arch                 Version                         Repository                            Size
 percona-xtrabackup-24                 x86_64               2.4.24-1.el7                    percona-release-x86_64               7.6 M
Installing for dependencies:
 libaio                                x86_64               0.3.109-13.el7                  base                                  24 k
 libev                                 x86_64               4.15-7.el7                      extras                                44 k
 perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2               x86_64               2.061-3.el7                     base                                  32 k
 perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib                x86_64               1:2.061-4.el7                   base                                  57 k
 perl-DBD-MySQL                        x86_64               4.023-6.el7                     base                                 140 k
 perl-DBI                              x86_64               1.627-4.el7                     base                                 802 k
 perl-Data-Dumper                      x86_64               2.145-3.el7                     base                                  47 k
 perl-Digest                           noarch               1.17-245.el7                    base                                  23 k
 perl-Digest-MD5                       x86_64               2.52-3.el7                      base                                  30 k
 perl-IO-Compress                      noarch               2.061-2.el7                     base                                 260 k
 perl-Net-Daemon                       noarch               0.48-5.el7                      base                                  51 k
 perl-PlRPC                            noarch               0.2020-14.el7                   base                                  36 k
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Hi Evgeniy. Thank you so much.
Consider this a non issue then.
We will have to sort out our extras and move on.
Best regards.

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