- Repositories in Proxmox VE
- Proxmox VE Enterprise Repository
- Proxmox VE No-Subscription Repository
- Proxmox VE Test Repository
- Ceph Pacific Repository
- Ceph Pacific Test Repository
- Ceph Octopus Repository
- Ceph Octopus Test Repository
Proxmox VE uses APT as its package management tool like any other Debian-based system.
Repositories in Proxmox VE
Repositories are a collection of software packages, they can be used to install new software, but are also important to get new updates.
|You need valid Debian and Proxmox repositories to get the latest security updates, bug fixes and new features.|
APT Repositories are defined in the file /etc/apt/sources.list and in .list files placed in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ .
Since Proxmox VE 7.0 you can check the repository state in the web interface. The node summary panel shows a high level status overview, while the separate Repository panel shows in-depth status and list of all configured repositories.
Basic repository management, for example, activating or deactivating a repository, is also supported.
In a sources.list file, each line defines a package repository. The preferred source must come first. Empty lines are ignored. A # character anywhere on a line marks the remainder of that line as a comment. The available packages from a repository are acquired by running apt-get update . Updates can be installed directly using apt-get , or via the GUI (Node → Updates).
Proxmox VE provides three different package repositories.
Proxmox VE Enterprise Repository
This is the default, stable, and recommended repository, available for all Proxmox VE subscription users. It contains the most stable packages and is suitable for production use. The pve-enterprise repository is enabled by default:
The root@pam user is notified via email about available updates. Click the Changelog button in the GUI to see more details about the selected update.
You need a valid subscription key to access the pve-enterprise repository. Different support levels are available. Further details can be found at https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve/pricing.
|You can disable this repository by commenting out the above line using a # (at the start of the line). This prevents error messages if you do not have a subscription key. Please configure the pve-no-subscription repository in that case.|
Proxmox VE No-Subscription Repository
This is the recommended repository for testing and non-production use. Its packages are not as heavily tested and validated. You don’t need a subscription key to access the pve-no-subscription repository.
We recommend to configure this repository in /etc/apt/sources.list .
Proxmox VE Test Repository
This repository contains the latest packages and is primarily used by developers to test new features. To configure it, add the following line to etc/apt/sources.list :
|The pvetest repository should (as the name implies) only be used for testing new features or bug fixes.|
Ceph Pacific Repository
|Ceph Pacific (16.2) was declared stable with Proxmox VE 7.0.|
This repository holds the main Proxmox VE Ceph Pacific packages. They are suitable for production. Use this repository if you run the Ceph client or a full Ceph cluster on Proxmox VE.
Ceph Pacific Test Repository
This Ceph repository contains the Ceph Pacific packages before they are moved to the main repository. It is used to test new Ceph releases on Proxmox VE.
Ceph Octopus Repository
This repository holds the main Proxmox VE Ceph Octopus packages. They are suitable for production. Use this repository if you run the Ceph client or a full Ceph cluster on Proxmox VE.
Note that on an older Proxmox VE 6.x you need to change bullseye to buster in the repository specification above.
Ceph Octopus Test Repository
This Ceph repository contains the Ceph packages before they are moved to the main repository. It is used to test new Ceph releases on Proxmox VE.
The Release files in the repositories are signed with GnuPG. APT is using these signatures to verify that all packages are from a trusted source.
If you install Proxmox VE from an official ISO image, the key for verification is already installed.
If you install Proxmox VE on top of Debian, download and install the key with the following commands: