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How to Install Epel Repository in CentOS 7

Epel repository (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) can install on CentOS 7 Using either yum or rpm command. It is Very easy to install using yum command.

Install Using Yum Command

Open Your Terminal in CentOS and type

yum install epel-release

Once the installation is finished type yum repolist on the terminal to verify that epel repository for CentOS has been enabled.

Install using RPM Command

Just to show you RPM Command also can use to install epel on CentOS. First, you need to Download the latest rpm package from the Download Site. For example, we can use wget command.

wget http://epel.mirror.srv.co.ge/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm

Then install the rpm file you just download using RPM Command

rpm -Uvh epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm

Version number (7.5) of the rpm file could be different at the time you download

Below is the list useful softwares and packages that comes with Epel Repository

Htop – Is a Linux monitoring tool and Alternative to top command.

FileZilla – Most Popular FTP Client

phpMyAdmin – Web Based Graphical User Interface to Manage MySQL and MariaDB Servers.