Earlier we have already installed EPEL and RepoForge repositories on different of version RHEL and CentOS Oracle, Rocky, and Alma Linux Server. Now in this article, we will describe additional YUM repositories like Remi and IUS for CentOs and CentOS Stream, Alma Linux, Rocky Linux, or Oracle Linux.

EPEL & RepoForge repositories have extra packages that are not in the Linux box like CentOS and RHEL repositories Here we will discuss some extra repositories community that provides updated packages or newer version packages .

Install and Configure YUM Remi Repository

The Remi repository is a valuable resource for users of CentOS, Alama, and Rocky RPM-based Linux distributions, providing access to additional packages and updated versions of software. In this steps, i’ll walk through the steps to install and configure the Remi repository on your system, enabling you to leverage its offerings for enhanced software management.

Enable EPEL Repository (if not already enabled)

The Remi repository often depends on the EPEL repository. If you haven’t enabled it yet, you can do so by running the following command:

 sudo yum install epel-release 

Install the Remi Repository Configuration Package

Download and install the Remi repository configuration package using the following commands:

 yum install -y https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-$(rpm -E '%{rhel}').rpm 

This command fetches and installs the Remi repository configuration package suitable for your CentOS or Operating System version.

Once the package is installed, enable the Remi repository. You can do this by editing the repository configuration file /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo. In the [remi] section, change enabled=0 to enabled=1. Save and exit the editor.

Installing the YUM IUS Repository on CentOS/RHEL/Oracle 7 :

The IUS (in line with Upstream Stable) repository provides updated versions of various software packages for CentOS, Red Hat, and Oracle Linux 7.

The below steps should work on any Linux RPM-based version 7 distribution like Oracle Linux, CentOs, Red Hat, etc.

# Install the EPEL repository (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux)
sudo yum install epel-release

# Install the IUS repository package
sudo yum install https://repo.ius.io/ius-release-el7.rpm

# Enable the IUS repository
sudo yum-config-manager --enable ius

# Verify the installation
sudo yum list | grep ius

Note that commands may vary slightly depending on the specific version of the operating system.

Verify the Repository Configuration

 sudo yum repolist 

You can use –enabled or –disabled with the repo list command to check which repository is enabled or disabled.

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