Install EPEL Repository

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EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a repository on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7, maintained by a special Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages high quality additional packages for enterprise Linux versions. This includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Scientific Linux (SL), and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL).


Ensure that all installed packages are up-to-date:

yum clean all
yum update

Install yum-utils:

yum | yum-config-manager

Install EPEL RPM:

rpm -Uvh

If the specific release is not found, navigate to repository in a browser and locate the latest.

After installation, check the newly installed repository with:

yum repolist

You should see a new epel repositories.