How to Enable EPEL Repository for RHEL/CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x

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195 Responses

  1. madhav khating says:

    Very good article, but don’t you miss one step of editing epel.repo file. By default, the baseline has # at beginning need to uncomment it in order to work repository.

  2. agung says:
    # yum -y install openvpn easy-rsa net-tools bridge-utils
    

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * epel: del-repos.extreme-ix.org
    Package net-tools-2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
    Package bridge-utils-1.5-9.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
    Resolving Dependencies
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package easy-rsa.noarch 0:3.0.3-1.el7 will be installed
    —> Package openvpn.x86_64 0:2.4.6-1.el7 will be installed
    –> Processing Dependency: libcrypto.so.10(OPENSSL_1.0.2)(64bit) for package: openvpn-2.4.6-1.el7.x86_64
    –> Processing Dependency: libpkcs11-helper.so.1()(64bit) for package: openvpn-2.4.6-1.el7.x86_64
    –> Processing Dependency: liblz4.so.1()(64bit) for package: openvpn-2.4.6-1.el7.x86_64
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package lz4.x86_64 0:1.7.3-1.el7 will be installed
    —> Package openvpn.x86_64 0:2.4.6-1.el7 will be installed
    –> Processing Dependency: libcrypto.so.10(OPENSSL_1.0.2)(64bit) for package: openvpn-2.4.6-1.el7.x86_64
    —> Package pkcs11-helper.x86_64 0:1.11-3.el7 will be installed
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: openvpn-2.4.6-1.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Requires: libcrypto.so.10(OPENSSL_1.0.2)(64bit)
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest
    [[email protected] ~]#

  3. Anis Zaidi says:

    Please resolve my Issue.

    [[email protected] ~]# yum install cacti
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: repo.inara.pk
    * epel: sg.fedora.ipserverone.com
    * extras: repo.inara.pk
    * updates: repo.inara.pk
    Resolving Dependencies
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package cacti.noarch 0:1.1.19-2.el6 will be installed
    –> Processing Dependency: php-imap for package: cacti-1.1.19-2.el6.noarch
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: cacti-1.1.19-2.el6.noarch (epel)
    Requires: php-imap
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Anis,

      Try these following installation instructions to install Cacti on CentOS 6.

      Download latest epel-release rpm from

      # wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
      

      Install epel-release rpm:

      # rpm -Uvh epel-release*rpm
      

      Install cacti rpm package:

      # yum install cacti
      
  4. Sumit Khera says:

    Sir, Please solve my problem.

    I am using RHEL7 inside the VMVare. I am getting the same error while enabling the EPEL repository.

    I have installed “epel-release-7-11.noarch”, Now i am updating my repository but i am not able to do it.

    I can’t use internet inside the VMVare.

    When i run command for enabling epel repository “yum update curl nss nss-util nspr” still it not able show repo of epel.

    When i run this command “yum-config-manager –enable epel” still after run that when i run yum repolist, still it not showing me desired result.

    Please solve my problem. So that i can use NRPE on my client machine.

    It would be helpful to me.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Sumit,

      Just type the following command to install epel from the default repositories.

      # yum install epel-release
      
  5. Kumar says:

    Nice article, If we do not have internet on the server. How can we install and configure *epel*? Suppose my desktop is windows and I’ll connect to the server through putty and my servers are in private network. Is there any possible way that we can download all epel rpms and do some kind of local repo config?

  6. Manikandan says:
    # git clone https://github.com/ansible/ansible.git --recursive
    Cloning into 'ansible'...
    

    fatal: unable to access ‘https://github.com/ansible/ansible.git/’: Peer reports incompatible or unsupported protocol version.

    while get the repo from latest source we are getting the above error in redhat7.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Manikandan,

      Some old NSS is used for SSL within cURL library when you download any package from the web, so it’s rejected. In such case, updating curl combined with nss update will help you..

      # yum update curl nss nss-util nspr
      

      Hope this helps!

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