Saturday, August 29, 2015

Installing EPEL Repository to Oracle Linux 7

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Repository that holds high quality extra packages that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) base distributions (like Oracle Linux 7) does not include. Installation of EPEL in Oracle Linux 7 is simple. We need to download and install an rpm package that EPEL provides.
As root (or using sudo):
# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# yum update

EPEL contains a big amount of software. You can view the packages that are compatible with Oracle Linux 7 (x86 64bit) for in the following link:

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/repoview/

You can find more information for EPEL in project wiki
EPEL official wiki page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

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