In this post we will learn how to install EPEL repo on CentOS 7 and RHEL 7. On our previous post of “How to install EPEL repo in CentOS/Scientific Linux/Red Hat” , we have already written about EPEL repo.
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 and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). (Reference : EPEL)
Install EPEL repo on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
Method 1 : By directly using yum command
On CentOS 7, we have found without downloading the epel-release RPM package(as we used to do on previous O.S releases), we can install it by using yum command.
yum install epel-release
See below given reference from our system.
[root@localhost ~]# yum install epel-release Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: centos.excellmedia.net * extras: centos.excellmedia.net * updates: centos.excellmedia.net Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package epel-release.noarch 0:7-2 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ================================================================================================================================================= Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================================================================================= Installing: epel-release noarch 7-2 extras 13 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================================================================================= Install 1 Package Total download size: 13 k Installed size: 22 k Is this ok [y/d/N]: y Downloading packages: epel-release-7-2.noarch.rpm | 13 kB 00:00:05 Running transaction check Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded Running transaction Installing : epel-release-7-2.noarch 1/1 Verifying : epel-release-7-2.noarch 1/1 Installed: epel-release.noarch 0:7-2 Complete! [root@localhost ~]#
Method 2: Download epel-release rpm package then install
Visit the link of EPEL repo and find the package name called epel-release-x-x.noarch.rpm (here x-x is version number)
Download the epel-release-x-x.noarch.rpm package from epel repo url and install with the help of rpm command.
EPEL repo URL for 7 version(Enterprise Linux version) : http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/
For x86_64 Operating System architecture:
yum install wget wget -r --no-parent -A 'epel-release-*.rpm' http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/ rpm -Uvh dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-*.rpm
Method 3: Directly installing from HTTP by using rpm command
By directly using rpm command with http URL address(for x86_64),you can also install epel-release package. Make sure, to get the correct HTTP address from EPEL’s URL
rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-2.noarch.rpm
File Created after epel installation
After installation of epel rpm package. The two files will be created.