How to install the EPEL repository using Bright Cluster Manager

    

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This article shows how to install the EPEL repository in three fast and easy steps.

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) is a volunteer-based community effort 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 or Scientific Linux.

Let's go through it step by step:

1. Download the EPEL package.

[root@centos6 tmp]# wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
--2013-01-10 14:03:03-- http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
Resolving dl.fedoraproject.org... 209.132.181.25, 209.132.181.26, 209.132.181.27, ...
Connecting to dl.fedoraproject.org|209.132.181.25|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 14540 (14K) [application/x-rpm]
Saving to: âepel-release-6-8.noarch.rpmâ
100%[===============================================================>] 14,540 --.-K/s in 0.04s
2013-01-10 14:03:04 (344 KB/s) - âepel-release-6-8.noarch.rpmâ

2. Install the package.

[root@centos6 tmp]# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
warning: epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 0608b895: NOKEY
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:epel-release           ########################################### [100%]

3. Verify the installation.

[root@centos6 tmp]# yum info perl-Expect
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: centos-distro.cavecreek.net
* epel: linux.mirrors.es.net
* extras: mirror.tocici.com
* updates: ftp.osuosl.org
Available Packages
Name : perl-Expect
Arch : noarch
Version : 1.21
Release : 3.el6
Size : 74 k
Repo : epel
Summary : Expect for Perl
URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Expect/
License : GPL+ or Artistic
Description : This module provides Expect-like functionality to Perl. Expect is
: a tool for automating interactive applications such as telnet, ftp,
: passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc.

You're done!

That's all there is to it. I hope you found this how-to helpful. Feel free to leave a note in the comments.

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