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:

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

2. Download EPEL repository for 32-bit CentOS :

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

3. Install EPEL repository on 32-bit CentOS :

[[email protected] ~]# 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 :

[[email protected] ~]# yum --enablerepo=epel install phpmyadmin -y

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