How To Install and Enable Remi Repository on CentOS 5, CentOS 6 and CentOS 7

Enable Remi Repository on CentOS 5, CentOS 6 and CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install of Remi repository on your CentOS. For those of you who didn’t know, The Remi repository provides a newer version of popular opensource software for CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. More than 5000 individual packages are included in the repository. It’s a great repository to add to your system if you’re running CentOS or Red Hat servers.

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 and Enable Remi Repository on the CentOS system.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS Linux or RHEL-based.
  • 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 5, CentOS 6 and CentOS 7

On CentOS, The Remi repository depends on the Epel repository which must be installed along with it, for it to work. If you already have an EPEL repository setup then execute the following command:

  • CentOS 7
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm
  • CentOS 6
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-6.rpm
  • CentOS 5
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-5.rpm

If you want to permanently enable the Remi repository, you need to edit the yum configuration file for Remi. Open the repository configuration file by using a text editor of your choice:

nano /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo

The very first section that starts with [remi] is the main repository. Change the value of enabled from 0 to 1 to enable it.

name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch

Now list out the installed repositories with the command:

yum repolist

Now, you’re ready to install packages. You can install packages using the command:

yum update
yum install <package-name>

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

VPS Manage Service Offer
If you don’t have time to do all of this stuff, or if this is not your area of expertise, we offer a service to do “VPS Manage Service Offer”, starting from $10 (Paypal payment). Please contact us to get the best deal!



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.
Back to top button