Setup EPEL and RepoForge (RPMForge) YUM Repositories on CentOS/RHEL 7
December 8, 2016
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 Latest version of RHEL/CentOS 7 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