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Setup EPEL and RepoForge (RPMForge) YUM Repositories on CentOS/RHEL 7

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EPEL ( Extra Packages for  Enterprise ) and  RepoForge  both is open source based repositories  of software packages for based flavors system like , Red Hat   and Scientific . Both repositories having  thousands of software package in format.

RepoForge  earlier called as .  RepoForge  having  lot of  linux binary RPM packages storage  and EPEL ( Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux ) is a project of community  , they built , manages top quality extra packages for enterprise as well as other linux based system like ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux) , Scientific Linux (SL).

Features of EPEL & RepoForge Repositories :

  1. Both project manages RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL ) , CentOS,Scientific Linux
  2. Both repositories provides packages for servers, desktop and development.
  3. Both supports in open source community .
  4. Bulk package management   work with YUM commands .


Now we are going to install both EPEL & RepoForge repository on Latest version of RHEL/ or 7.X. 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 7 and Scientific Linux etc.

Install EPEL Repository in RHEL/CentOS 7 :


EPEL 7  for RHEL/CentOS 64 Bit


# wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-8.noarch.rpm    # rpm -Uvh epel-release-7-8.noarch.rpm

Install RepoForge On RHEL/CentOS  7

# wget  http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el7.rf.x86_64.rpm    # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el7.rf.x86_64.rpm

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