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).
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 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:
The very first section that starts with [remi] is the main repository. Change the value of enabled from 0 to 1 to enable it.
[remi] name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch #baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/ mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/mirror enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
Now list out the installed repositories with the command:
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.