How To Enable REMI Repository on CentOS 8

Enable REMI Repository on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable REMI Repository on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, REMI is a free-to-use repository created and maintained by Remi Collect. The REMI repository’s main goal is to provide the latest versions of the PHP stack, full-featured, and some other software packages to the Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) operating systems.

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 of REMI Repository on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • 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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Remi Repository on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, you need to enable the EPEL repository on your system.

Before we can actually install Remi, we need to enable the EPEL repository first.

sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

Now, run the following commands in your terminal to install the REMI repository on CentOS 8:

sudo dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm

Then, Check enabled repositories:

sudo yum repolist

The output result will look like the below:

Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:04 ago on Tue 24 Sep 2019 08:20:18 PM EAT.
repo id                                        repo name                                                                                     status
AppStream                                      CentOS-8 - AppStream                                                                          4,890
BaseOS                                         CentOS-8 - Base                                                                               2,713
*epel                                          Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                                1,478
extras                                         CentOS-8 - Extras                                                                                 3
remi-modular                                   Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                         0
remi-safe                                      Safe Remi's RPM repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                    1,923

Step 2. Enable Repository on CentOS 8 Linux.

You can enable repository at runtime:

sudo dnf --enablerepo=remi install php-(package)

### For example ###

sudo dnf module install php:remi-7.3

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Remi Repo. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing REMI Repository on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official REMI website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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