Install the EPEL repository on CentOS 7.x, RHEL 7.x, Fedora 7.x

What is EPEL?

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs, such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

As part of the Fedora packaging community, EPEL packages are 100% free/libre open source software (FLOSS). Description taken directly from EPEL site:

In CentOS 7 it’s easy to install the EPEL repository just type the below command and you are ready to install software from the EPEL repository.

sudo yum install epel-release


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