Install EPEL Repository on CentOS

EPEL stands for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux and this repository contains many extra packages. What I really like about the EPEL is that packages from EPEL never conflict with standard packages.

Installing EPEL is easy on CentOS:

yum install epel-release

If that doesn’t work, please use the RPM installation option:

CentOS 7.x:
rpm -ivh

CentOS 6.x:

rpm -ivh

CentOS 5.x:

rpm -ivh