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Sainath L
Sainath L

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What is EPEL? What are the instructions to install and use it?

RedHat company releases 2 versions of OS - Fedora a general purpose OS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux or RHEL for enterprise users. RHEL is a light weight OS that only has a subset of features that are available in Fedora.

So to make it convenient to add packages a special interest group called Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) was created one that provides a set of additional packages for RHEL from Fedora sources.

Steps to install EPEL:

Connect to server remotely via SSH or open terminal if in server
1) Install EPEL
2) Refresh repolist

yum install epel-release
yum repolist
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Once package is installed we can use yum to install specific packages in EPEL

yum install PkgfromEPEL
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