How to Configure EPEL Repository on CentOS 6.3

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This post will covers on how to install and configure the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository on CentOS 6.3. EPEL repository is another extra repository 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) and CentOS server. To install the repository, you can follow this steps :

1. First, we download and import the GPG keys for EPEL software packages:

[root@centos63 ~]# wget http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/fedora/epel/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
[root@centos63 ~]# rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
[root@centos63 ~]# rm -f RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6

2. Download EPEL repository for 32-bit CentOS :

[root@centos63 ~]# wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm

3. Install EPEL repository on 32-bit CentOS :

[root@centos63 ~]# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:epel-release           ########################################### [100%]

4. You can start install and use epel the repository to install the software packages, input yum command like follows :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum --enablerepo=epel install phpmyadmin -y


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