Monday, 4 June 2012

Install and Configure EPEL Repository for CentOS

Install and Configure EPEL Repository for CentOS

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs such as CentOS or Scientific Linux. Visit the Fedora EPEL Wiki for more information.

Requirements

  • Install and Configure the Yum Priorities plug-in

Install EPEL Repository

Download the latest EPEL repository


wget http://download3.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm


Run the rpm install command

rpm -Uvh epel-release-5*.rpm

Configure EPEL Repository

Open the EPEL repository file

/etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

Set priority for the EPEL repository
Add priority=3 to the end of the [epel] section


Further Reading:

  1. Update CentOS
  2. Install and Configure the Yum Priorities plug-in
  3. Install and Configure the Remi Repository
  4. Installing and Configuring LAMP on CentOS


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