How To Enable EPEL Repository on CentOS 8

Enable EPEL Repository on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to enable EPEL Repository on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, EPEL(Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a repo developed by Fedora project to ensure that there is a quality 3rd party packages available for enterprise users such as people who are using RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Scientific Linux. EPEL is a community effort to create a repository of high-quality add-on free software packages for RHEL-based distributions. Once you set up EPEL repository, you can use yum command to install any of close to 7,000 EPEL packages.

Enable EPEL Repository on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, you need to enable EPEL repository on your system. You don’t need to configure this repository manually in your yum. Instead, download the following package and install it, which will enable the EPEL repository on your system.

The output result will look like below:

To verify that EPEL repository has been set up successfully, run the following command to list all available repositories on your system:

The output result will look like below:

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