October 17, 2016

CentOS 7 - An EPEL A Day

To extend your CentOS 7 desktop machine, we need a larger source of applications that will be useful for both productivity, learning and fun. This is where EPEL comes to the rescue.

EPEL is:

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL).

Download: EPEL latest

To install the package. Open a terminal and issue each of the following commands and press ENTER.

cd Downloads

sudo yum install epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

After installation has completed, we need to update. In the terminal, issue the following command and press ENTER.

sudo yum update

Once complete you will be able to install packages from EPEL.

To browse EPEL packages for CentOS 7. Follow the link below.

Packages from EPEL for CentOS 7 x86_64

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