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Nilesh Bhise
Nilesh Bhise

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what is epel and how to install it ?

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL), AlmaLinux (AL) and Rocky Linux (RL).

The command is as follows to download epel release for CentOS and RHEL 7.x using wget command or use curl command to download file.

cd /tmp/
ls *.rpm
To install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Sample outputs from CentOS version

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Examining epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm: epel-release-7-14.noarch
Marking epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package epel-release.noarch 0:7-14 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved


Package Arch Version Repository Size

epel-release noarch 7-14 /epel-release-latest-7.noarch 25 k

Transaction Summary

Install 1 Package

Total size: 25 k
Installed size: 25 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Installing : epel-release-7-14.noarch 1/1
Verifying : epel-release-7-14.noarch 1/1

epel-release.noarch 0:7-14


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