Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a repository of additional software packages for CentOS and other Red Hat-based Linux distributions. It is maintained by the Fedora Project, a community-driven free software project that is sponsored by Red Hat.
The EPEL repository provides a wide range of additional software packages that are not included in the default CentOS repositories. These packages include popular open-source software such as:
- Networking tools
- Development tools
- System utilities
- Monitoring tools
- Web server software
The EPEL repository is designed to be compatible with the default CentOS repositories, and its packages are built to be stable and well-tested. This makes it a good choice for users who want to install additional software on their CentOS systems but do not want to use untested or unstable packages.
To use the EPEL repository, you will need to install it on your CentOS system and configure your package manager to use it. You can then use the package manager to search for and install packages from the EPEL repository just like you would with the default CentOS repositories.
How to Install EPEL Repository on CentOS
To install the EPEL repository on CentOS, you will need to use the
yum package manager. The EPEL repository is not included in the default CentOS repositories, so you will need to add it to your system manually.
To add the EPEL repository to your system, follow these steps:
Download the EPEL repository configuration file:
Install the EPEL repository configuration file:
sudo yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
This will add the EPEL repository to your system and enable you to install additional software packages from it.
You can then use the
yum command to search for and install packages from the EPEL repository, just like you would with the default CentOS repositories. For example:
sudo yum install package_name