How To Install and Enable Epel Release Repository For RHEL, CentOS, Fedora?

The Extra Package for Enterprise Linux or EPEL is a repository that contains extra packages for RPM-based distributions for RHEL, CentOS, Fedora. EPEL packages are created and maintained by the EPEL Special Interest Group.

Install and Enable EPEL For CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora via Package Manager

The EPEL repository is provided for every major version of CentOS and RHEL. The EPEL can be installed and enabled via the yum or dnf command line package manager or via rpm package manager by downloading RPM package manually. First, we will use the yum or dnf package manager in order to install and enable the EPEL. The EPEL is named as epel for dnf and yum repositories and we will use the following command to install it. Following command can be used for CentOS 6, RHEL 6, CentOS 7, RHEL 7 , CentOS 8, RHEL 8 and Fedora.

$ sudo yum install epel
Install EPEL For CentOS with yum or dnf

During installation, we will be asked to accept the GPG key which is used to sign the EPEL repository package for security reasons.

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