How To Enable EPEL Repository in CentOS 7

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is open source and free community based repository project from Fedora team which provides 100% high quality add-on software packages for Linux distribution including RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), CentOS, and Scientific Linux.

EPEL project is not a part of RHEL/Cent OS but it is designed for major Linux distributions by providing lots of open source packages like networking, sys admin, programming, monitoring and so on. Most of the EPEL packages are maintained by Fedora repo.


Why to use EPEL repository?

  • Provides lots of open source packages to install via Yum.
  • Epel repo is 100% open source and free to use.
  • It does not provide any core duplicate packages and no compatibility issues.

Enable EPEL Repository in CentOS 7

[root@newdelhihosting ~]# wget
[root@newdelhihosting ~]# rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm


Verify EPEL Repo

[root@newdelhihosting ~]# yum repolist


Sample Output

[root@newdelhihosting ~]# yum repolist

Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* centosplus:
* epel:
* extras:
* updates:
repo id                                    repo name                      status
base/7/x86_64                              CentOS-7 - Base                9,566+25
centosplus/7/x86_64                        CentOS-7 - Plus 71+21 epel/x86_64 12,423
extras/7/x86_64                            CentOS-7 - Extras                436
updates/7/x86_64                           CentOS-7 - Updates               2,314+93
repolist: 24,810
[root@newdelhihosting ~]#



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