In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable the EPEL repository on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a package repository that provides additional packages that are not included in standard Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux OS, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and Scientific Linux. EPEL uses much of the same infrastructure as Fedora, including buildsystem, Bugzilla instance, updates manager, mirror manager and more.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation EPEL repository on Rocky Linux. 9.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Enable EPEL Repository on Rocky Linux 9
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled crb
Step 2. Enable EPEL Repository on Rocky Linux 9.
By default, EPEL is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to add EPEL stable repository to your system:
sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-9.noarch.rpm sudo dnf https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-next-release-latest-9.noarch.rpm
Once done, check the current list of repositories on Rocky Linux to confirm EPEL is available:
sudo dnf repolist | grep epel
The output will look like below:
repo id repo name appstream Rocky Linux 9 - AppStream baseos Rocky Linux 9 - BaseOS docker-ce-stable Docker CE Stable - x86_64 epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 9 - x86_64 epel-next Extra Packages for Enterprise Next - x86_64 extras Rocky Linux 9 - Extras
List available packages on EPEL repository:
sudo dnf list available --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=epel
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the EPEL repository. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the EPEL repository on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official EPEL website.