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

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

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