RHEL EPEL Repo on CentOS 5.x or 6.x

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Installing RHEL EPEL Repo on CentOS 5.x or 6.x

This article describes how to configure CentOS 5.x-based or CentOS 6.x-based system to use Fedora Epel repos and third party remi package repos.

Note: These repositories are not officially supported by CentOS. But they provide updated version of applications like PHP, MySQL etc

Install the repositories

CentOS 5.x

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-5*.rpm epel-release-5*.rpm

CentOS 6.x

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

Once installed there will be additional repo definitions at /etc/yum.repos.d directory

$ ls -1 /etc/yum.repos.d/epel* /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo
/etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo
/etc/yum.repos.d/epel-testing.repo
/etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo

Enable the remi repository

The remi repository provides a variety of up-to-date packages that are useful or are a requirement for many popular web-based services.

  1. Open /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo using a text editor
    sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo
  2. Edit the [remi] portion of the file so that the enabled option is set to 1. This will enable the remi repository.
    name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
    #baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/remi/$basearch/
    mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/remi/mirror
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
    failovermethod=priority

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