What’s an ‘EPEL repository’?
EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository is an additional repository package required by some software, it is an easy tool and repository that help to install commonly used software.
The EPEL repository can be used on:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
- Scientific Linux
- Oracle Linux
Installing EPEL on CentOS via yum
Installing EPEL on CentOS via yum is quickest and easy way, CentOS already have the extra repo that helps in better management, EPEL can be installed with simple command.
yum install epel-release
Its really that simple, iF it not work on your system try these steps
Installing EPEL on RHEL/Fedora/CentOS/etc Mannually
Open Temp folder by the cd command
- RHEL 7/Fedora 19-25/CentOS 7:
- RHEL 6/Fedora 12-18/CentOS 6:
- RHEL 5/ CentOS 5/etc:
yum install ./epel-release-latest-*.noarch.rpm
Note: in each file you should name
accordingly, in * you shoukd replace it with 5,6,7 versions you downloaded.