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Enabling EPEL on CentOS 7

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL).

To enable it on CentOS 7, simply install a package called epel-release

root@linux:~ # yum install -y epel-release
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: centos.xpg.com.br
* extras: centos.xpg.com.br
* updates: mirror.globo.com
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package epel-release.noarch 0:7-6 will be installed
–> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

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Package Arch Version Repository Size
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Installing:
epel-release noarch 7-6 extras 14 k

Transaction Summary
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Install 1 Package

Total download size: 14 k
Installed size: 24 k
Downloading packages:
epel-release-7-6.noarch.rpm | 14 kB 00:00
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Installing : epel-release-7-6.noarch 1/1
Verifying : epel-release-7-6.noarch 1/1

Installed:
epel-release.noarch 0:7-6

Complete!

Listing repositories

root@linux:~ # yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: centos.xpg.com.br
* epel: mirror.globo.com
* extras: centos.xpg.com.br
* updates: mirror.globo.com
repo id repo name status
base/7/x86_64 CentOS-7 – Base 9,007
epel/x86_64 Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 – x86_64 10,600
extras/7/x86_64 CentOS-7 – Extras 390
updates/7/x86_64 CentOS-7 – Updates 2,471
repolist: 22,468

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