EPEL & RepoForge :
EPEL ( Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux ) and RepoForge both is open source based repositories of software packages for linux based flavors system like CentOS, Red Hat Linux and Scientific Linux . Both repositories having thousands of software package in rpm format.
RepoForge earlier called as RPMForge. RepoForge having lot of linux binary RPM packages storage and EPEL ( Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux ) repository is a project of fedora community , they built , manages top quality extra packages for enterprise as well as other linux based system like RHEL ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux) , Scientific Linux (SL).
Features of EPEL & RepoForge Repositories :
- Both project manages RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL ) , CentOS,Scientific Linux
- Both repositories provides packages for servers, desktop and development.
- Both supports in open source community .
- Bulk package management work with YUM commands .
Now we are going to install both EPEL & RepoForge repository on different version of RHEL / CentOS . First we need to download rpm package from respective project repository and then install from RPM command.Find below to install EPEL & RepoForge repository on CentOs/RHEL and Scientific Linux etc.
Install EPEL Repository in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm # rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Install EPEL Repository in RHEL 7 / CentOS 7
# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm # rpm -Uvh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
Install EPEL Repository in RHEL 6 / CentOS 6
# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm # rpm -Uvh epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
Install RepoForge On RHEL 7 /CentOS 7
# wget http://repository.it4i.cz/mirrors/repoforge/redhat/el7/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el7.rf.x86_64.rpm # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el7.rf.x86_64.rpm
Install RepoForge On RHEL 6 /CentOS 6
# wget http://repository.it4i.cz/mirrors/repoforge/redhat/el6/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm # rpm -Uvh http://repository.it4i.cz/mirrors/repoforge/redhat/el6/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
Install RepoForge On RHEL 5 / CentOS 5
# wget http://repository.it4i.cz/mirrors/repoforge/redhat/el5/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
3 comments on “Setup EPEL and RepoForge (RPMForge) YUM Repositories on CentOS / RHEL”
TuyreMarch 9, 2021 at 12:18 am
Why is there no RepoForge On RHEL 8 /CentOS 8? There must be a reason?
TuyreApril 16, 2021 at 9:11 pm
Why not just run the following:
yum -y install epel-release
Sachin GuptaApril 29, 2021 at 3:16 am
Yes, it can be possible but maybe for any reason epel-release not available on that Linux flavor or already exist repo does not have this package. so manually will better for any type of system.