How Install htop on Oracle Linux

Now that I would like to monitor resources on Oracle Linux for this blog host, I wanted to install htop. top does its job but I prefer htop. htop has more features I would like to utilize.

First add the yum repo that has htop.

sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

And then install htop.

sudo yum install htop

So here is what it looks like.

From what I see, I guess there are 2 cores in one CPU and memory is 687 MB though the OCI UI says 1 GB. That said, this site is running OK without resource contention.

Author: admin

A software engineer in greater Seattle area

2 thoughts on “How Install htop on Oracle Linux”

  1. Hi there,

    htop is actually present in the Oracle Linux repos; it’s just in a repo that is disabled by default as it is not considered “officially supported” by Oracle.

    These steps worked for me on Oracle Linux 8:

    – As root, open /etc/yum.repos.d/oracle-epel-ol8.repo in your preferred text editor
    – Change “enabled=0” to “enabled=1”
    – Run yum update
    – Run yum install htop

    Here are the list of packages that are available to Oracle Linux: https://yum.oracle.com/oracle-linux-8.html

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