Install on centos7?

Is it true that if I want to install on CentOS7 I need the commercial version? Any reason I can just unzip the download on to CentOS7?

No, it’s false. If you download the .tar.gz tarball, you should be able to run it on any 64bits linux distro. The commercial version provides exclusive features but none of them include running on a specific system. The tarball however assumes some dependencies to be already installed, like an SSL or a TLS library for example, and the database will not start if that’s not the case (depending on how you configure your ESDB instance).

What the commercial version has though is a RPM package compatible with Red Hat or any compatible distro like Rocky Linux or CentOS. That package makes sure that all the dependencies are already installed.

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thanks for explaining this