How To Install EPEL Repo on CentOS 8 / RHEL

Install EPEL Repo CentOS 8.x


In this article you will learn how to enable and install EPEL repo on CentOS 8.x and Red Hat Enterprise Linux


What is EPEL repository

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) free and open source community supported project. EPEL repository is a collection of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux.

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RHEL/CentOS 8.x EPEL repo install


Method 1:

Log in as root user in to an your CentOS 8.x system using SSH and run:

# yum install

In CentOS 8 also recommended enable PowerTools repository:

# dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

On RHEL 8 required also enable the codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-*-rpms repository:

# ARCH=$( /bin/arch )
# subscription-manager repos --enable "codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-${ARCH}-rpms"

Example output:

centos 8 epel repo


Method 2:

Install epel-release by using dnf install:

# dnf install epel-release -y

dnf install epel



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